New E.P. on October 30th, 2020
For her new release BEA BOX teams up with Matt Johnson (St. Vincent, Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright), Thomas Stieger (Alice Merton) and Alex McMahon ( Betty Bonifaci, Ariane Moffatt).
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Many musicians claim to be inspired by art and cultures from all over the world, but the influences and talents of Canadian artist Joannie Labelle are truly as diverse as they are impressive.
She studied traditional percussion with various grandmasters such as Paul Picard, Giovanni Hidalgo and Harouna Dembélé and was vocally trained by Catherine Bastarache and Vivienne Deane. She has received scholarships from various institutions such as Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec and the Canadian Art Council.
In addition, she used her stays in Cuba, India and the USA to train in depth diverse rhythmic cultures. Her mastery of different percussions, coupled with her unique voice and an impressive handling of electronics make her love for Björk's music tangible.
Labelle, who speaks four languages fluently, seems to be able to effortlessly combine her influences into a unique project, BEA BOX. Whether at solo shows, in a production with strings, or as a trio with her band…. It is always unmistakable BEA BOX and a real
From her soft voice, she transports the listener within a music of a cosmopolitan flavour and endowed with innovative textures drawn from electro, trip-hop and jazz
Joannie's voice hovers over atmospheric sounds and electro beats, which needs not shy away from a comparison with well-known front women. (…) A pleasant to listen to album with intelligently made music, lots of pop appeal and catchy hooklines.
- Drums&Percussion Magazin