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Orange Blossom is a French band that plays a mix of electronic and world music.

The band was formed in Nantes in 1993 with Pierre-Jean Chabot (known as PJ Chabot) on violin and Jean-Christophe Waechter (known as Jay C.) on percussions and vocals. In 1994, Éric Chauvière (organ) joined the band and a first audio tape was recorded in september. In 1995 the band stabilized with the arrival of Carlos Robles Arenas on drums, djembé, and sampler, and the departure of Éric Chauvière.[1] Their first disc, Orange Blossom, came out in 1997 on the Prikosnovénie label, selling 15,000 copies.

Before their second album came out, the group was influenced by ethnic and traditional music. They met and collaborated with several non-French artists, like Ivorian percussion group Yelemba d’Abidjan and Egyptian group Ganoub. They toured in Egypt, France, and Belgium. Vocalist Jay C. left the band in 2000 and created prajña. In 2002, percussionist Mathias Vaguenez and vocalist Leïla Bounous joined the group. The album Everything Must Change came out in 2005 on the Bonsaï Music label.

Carlos Robles Arenas is Mexican. Leïla Bounous is part Algerian, part Breton.


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  • Grichkou2

    Superbe album pour leur retour, ne ratez pas le live sur FIP.

    27 Oct 2014 Reply
  • manatlan

    Cet album est l'excellente surprise de la rentrée ;-)

    15 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Rhalph

    ...Et c'est une pure merveille.

    8 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Rhalph

    Nouvel album sorti !

    2 Oct 2014 Reply
  • blurped

    Orange Blossom is one of my absolute artists/groups!

    2 Oct 2013 Reply
  • maryfreedom

    cheft el khof is superb !

    12 Mar 2012 Reply
  • xtofchambers

    pourquoi toujours pas de nouvel album?

    11 Oct 2011 Reply
  • ziontrainx

    very good dub

    7 Apr 2011 Reply
  • KinomiyaMichiru

    The OP of "Koi de Oshigoto!" is by a band called Orange Blossom,and they DO NOT sound like they're French. Sounds very J-Pop to me.

    14 Dec 2010 Reply
  • dandyboh

    Leur premier album est génial, une perle rare, le deuxième est à peine anecdotique, dommage... !

    14 Oct 2010 Reply
  • fab2dijon

    J'ai transpiré comme jamais pendant leur concert à l'Atheneum à Dijon !

    20 Feb 2010 Reply
  • maarnaden

    ils préparent un troisième album ! they're preparing a third album !

    14 Jan 2010 Reply
  • hippiemeen

    jm =)

    10 Oct 2009 Reply
  • organicdigital

    wow wow wow

    18 Sep 2009 Reply
  • masquerave

    Saw them in DC, great live performance. These guys are gonna be big.

    26 Apr 2009 Reply
  • vandalzzz

    бонифатич не христофонь

    14 Mar 2009 Reply
  • coukui

    SuBliMe les NaNtAiS.......... o(OO)o

    27 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Lemmings_Die

    Понравились ((:

    21 Feb 2009 Reply
  • andronical

    As in, never to old to listen and learn... Great song (Habibi)! This is well worth investigating.

    2 Feb 2009 Reply
  • texdanel

    je suis très triste si le groupe se séparaient ! Vu deux fois en concert et c'est énorme ! comme leur musique ! j'attendais avec impatience leur DVD et là l'info me fusille !!!

    10 Jan 2009 Reply
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