We are thrilled to announce the pending release of our new studio album on November 18th, 2016. Pre-order the LP today and get a free download of the title track now, and have the vinyl LP delivered to your door before any of your neighbors!
We are offering the standard double LP as pictured, or a special edition with charming flowers and flower pot in felted wool. Select "special edition" on the drop-down menu for the tactile version!
A rollicking around-the-world adventure, Je dis oui! features a cavalcade of songs – many of them original – in French, Farsi, Armenian, Portuguese, Arabic, Turkish, Xhosa and English, and affirms the band’s 22-year history of global inclusivity and collaborative spirit. Je dis oui! – which means “I say yes” in French – is the optimistic mantra of the chorus of "Joli garçon” ("Pretty boy"), one of three songs co-written by the band for the soon-to-be-released film Souvenir, starring the legendary French actress Isabelle Huppert. In addition to songs sung by lead singers China Forbes and Storm Large, Je dis oui! includes guest vocalists NPR’s Ari Shapiro (who sings a new Arabic version of "La Soledad" from the band’s first album) and Rufus Wainwright, who sings a stunning version of the Rodgers & Hart classic “Blue Moon.” The album also marks the singing debut of two long-time friends of the band: Ikram Goldman and Kathleen Saadat.
JE DIS OUI! TRACK LIST
singers noted in parentheses1. Joli garçon (Forbes)
2. The Butterfly Song (Forbes)
3. Kaj Kolah Khan (Large)
4. Ov sirun sirun (Shapiro, Nishimoto, Mustain)
5. Love for Sale (Saadat)
6. Solidão (Large)
7. Al Bint Al Shalabiya (Goldman)
8. Souvenir (Forbes)
9. Aşkim bahardı (Forbes, Large)
10. Finnisma Di (Shapiro)
12. Blue Moon (Wainwright)
13. Fini la musique (Forbes)
14. Pata Pata (Forbes)
15. Serenade (Forbes)