It’s worth mentioning that, even though punters crowded the White Stage before noon Sunday to dance to Txarango’s music, the group’s visit to Fuji Rock carried additional significance, which they pointed out early on. Between songs, the lead singer stopped to say how important it was that they had been allowed to perform at Naeba, to share their Catalonian “music and culture” with the world. There was an extra force pushing Txarango forward, and it appeared to add an extra oomph to their show.
The White Stage isn’t a cultural learning annex though, and fans came to dance to the outfit’s high-energy, horn-accented music. And move they did, as Txarango’s songs (not to mention the band themselves motions on stage…the lead singer zipped all over, while even the keyboardist ran in place while hitting the keys) had folks in the dusty field bopping along and throwing their hands up in the air. The intimacy of their previous two gigs at Fuji Rock (in The Palace of Wonder and Cafe de Paris), but in exchange they had a field full of punters moving frantically. And maybe that’s the best way to share a culture — by showing just how fun it can get.
Photo: JulenPhoto Text: Patrick St. Michel
Posted on 2015.7.26 15:22