Les Négresses Vertes – Under the sun of Bodega


Formed in 1987, Les Négresses Vertes arose from the alternative-music scene in Paris.

This catchy piece is just one of many from Les Négresses Vertes.

Les Négresses Vertes – Under the sun of Bodega (Di Moko)

The original line-up included singer Helno,  Jo Roz (piano), Stéfane Mellino (guitar), Jean-Marie Paulus (bass), Gaby (drums), Matthias Canavese (accordion), Michel Ochowiak (trumpet), Abraham Sirinix (trombone), and Iza Mellino (backing vocals).

The original members were a group of friends, many of whom had not played their instruments before forming the band. The group’s name translates as green negresses; and arose from abuse hurled at the members at one of the group’s first concerts.

Several members left the band after Helno’s death, but Les Négresses Vertes continued around the nucleus of Mellino, Canavese, Ochowiak, and Paulus. In 1995, the band released the album Zig-Zague, followed by the live album Green Bus. By the 2000s Trabendo, the group’s style had shifted to a dub-oriented lounge style.

You can catch up with Les Négresses Vertes in the links below:



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