Cordeone 

Loïc Da Silva

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An accordionist I’ve noticed for some time now. Original and musical.
— Richard Galliano (on the album Cordeone & Arnaud Ciapolino duo accordion/flute)
 
 

 

OVERVIEW

Cordeone Loïc Da Silva is an independent artist, multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer, arranger and music interpreter.  

He began his musical journey playing in Portuguese Balls at the tender age of 9. First studying the accordion with José Freitas for 3 years, he went on to teach himself to play piano/keyboard, classic guitar, guitar de fado (Portuguese guitar), cavaquinho, drums, and the bass.  

In 1998, Cordeone embarked on a professional career in music. 
For over 10 years, he's worked with, collaborated with, and/or toured with artists such as: La ruda salska, Jah Mason, Turbulence, Norrisman, Big Joe Turner and his Memphis Blues Caravan (European Tour), Rauni, Tati Veras (Raiz do Sana) and many more. Cordeone strives to compose music that best represents his personal and artistic identity.

In 2005, he shared the stage at the Grand Soufflet festival with Jean-jacques Milteau, Les pommes de ma douche...

Between 2006 and 2008, he teaches acordion at "Jazz à Tours" (France).

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CAREER

Vida (Life, in Portuguese), Cordeone's first album, was released in January of 2011 after two and a half years of writing, composing, arranging and pre-production. He meticulously created a work that is an eclectic representation of his musical inventiveness, borrowing from Jazz, Fado, Brazilian music, Funk, Reggae and hip hop.

Lyrics are sung in both Portuguese and French, with themes that shine a spotlight on some of the issues facing modern society. Often approached from a positive standpoint, each song puts forward a message of peace, respect and unity. The work as a whole is a somewhat autobiographical depiction of the artist's vision of life, influenced by experiences that have shaped his person. 

Vida has been praised and backed by Jazz à Tours, "Envie d'agir" (in the Young Performer category-2010), Accordéons Pigini, Acordéons Gadji, Propul'son, Thévenet Music and more. 

Just 3 days after the album release, Cordeone secured the opening acts for Ben l'oncle Soul, Danakil (La Nuit du Reggae) and La Ruda Salska; and also guest starred in the opening scene of Cédric Kahn's last film (Une Vie Meilleure), opposite Guillaume Canet and Leïla Bekhti. 

He then went on to perform as a principal act in July 2011 at the Coup de cœur du Festival Terres du SON, alongside artists such as Patrice, Yael Naim, Aaron, and Philippe Katherine.

 

 
 

In April of 2012, Cordeone shared the stage at the printemps de Bourges festival with Zenzilé. 

In 2013, he records a single and videoclip with the amazing Clyde Spencer (The Driftersand founded the trio Aroma with French-Portuguese singer Maryse Pires Da Silva and violinist kossovar Lurian Yméri. 

In 2015, Cordeone began working on his second album Miss Erzulie at Xcape Studio in St. Pierre des Corps, France, with producer and sound engineer Abdel Ajlili. 

As he awaits the album's release, Cordeone is collaborating with artists from around the world, such as Lìvia Mattos, Sandra Coreia, gypsy jazz guitarist Emmanuel Kassimo, Itaparica Capoeira, actress Jacqueline Corado (La Cage Dorée), Am Ketenes Swing and Indien percussionist Teepu Khan.

This year, he's had the opportunity to meet the icons of Fado in Lisbon: Màrio Pacheco, Custòdio Castelo, Luis Guerreiro; and has had the honor of playing with some of the best, including fadista Ricardo Ribeiro.

He is currently touring in Europe withthe Fado Mãnouche trio.

In 2017, His second album releases in April and He sings at Lincoln Center with Forrò in the Dark.