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Mimi and Gabe Pirard are a French-American sibling duo that charms audiences with their incredible talent and Parisian flare.
Mimi has a passion for reviving and exuding songs from times gone by as sung by Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, and their contemporaries. With his guitar strings, Gabe wrings out emotion and brings intensity high just to let drop again, bringing back to life sounds of Paco de Lucia, Django Reinhardt and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Together, their vocal harmonies fall together tightly in place to resonate with audience members.
Mimi and Gabe formed the band, Dgiin, which earned The North Bay Music Awards, “Best World Music Band”, for it’s unique, high energy mix of gypsy, flamenco, with a touch of funk. Their repertoire included songs in French, Spanish, and English.
Today Mimi sings with the band, SonoMusette, where she explores and exudes her favorite musical styles and songs.
Gabe and Mimi will be joined by longtime Dgiin musical collaborator and musical family Magali Sanscartier on the violin. Originally from Quebec, Magali moved away from her classical training when she fell in love with East European music. From then on, her interest for “gypsy.” jazz, and world music grew deeper and stronger. She currently plays for Bay Area bands such as Barrio Manouche and Dgiin, and as a guest for the Spanish duo Dos Bandoleros.
Last but not least, Le (four piece) Duo will be joined by longtime Sonoma County virtuoso Emily Froberg.