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Taqsim Driver


Taqsim Driver
04-20-2024 8:00 pm
Spadina Theatre $CA18.00

Event Description

Taqsim Driver

Oriental Power Fusion

“ Voyage, voyage... Plus loin que la nuit et le jour ! “
These words alone could sum up the band's art and style.
Like a ferryman of dreams freed from codes, Taqsim Driver builds an imaginary bridge between tradition and modernity. Drawing inspiration from rare and ancestral music (Lebanese dabké, Albanian tallava or Azeri mugham...), adding samples of traditional instruments (derbuka, kerkabou, saz...) Taqsim Driver rekindles the flame of this music and brings it back to life in a subtle fusion with contemporary music (Dance, Trap, Rap...).
An infectious, telluric energy that's a cross between Omar Souleyman, 47Soul and countless wedding bands on the cusp of old Europe. From continent to continent, the band invites you to travel and discover in an energetic, joyful trance.
Created by the musicians of Fanfare Couche-Tard, who toured for 15 years in Europe, India, Morocco and South Africa, Taqsim Driver releases its first videos and singles in 2023, and embarks on a tour of Canada and Europe in spring 2024.

Florian Valloo: Saxophone, rap
Jean-Baptiste Juszczak: Saxophone, vocals
Nathanaël Bianconi: Synthé, accordion, vocals
Alexandre Rabin: Sousaphone, backing vocals
Robin Veyssière : Drums, sampler

Taqsim Driver will be touring the Alliance Française network in Canada (Ottawa, Edmonton, Vancouver, Winnipeg).




  • Box office also available on-site!
  • Doors will open only 20 minutes before the event.
  • Doors will be closed 10 minutes after the beginning of the event.
  • Don't bring food and beverages.
  • Enjoy the event!
  • Entrance and exit on Lowther Avenue (theatre door).

Merci and see you soon! 




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Event Information

Event Date 04-20-2024 8:00 pm
Individual Price General Admission : 18$
Location Spadina Theatre
Categories Concerts

Venue Information - Spadina Theatre

Created by Hariri Pontarini Architects, the Alliance Française Toronto theatre opened in the spring of 2014. Since then, more than 200 artists and events have been held there all year long, within a warm and intimate atmosphere. This 147-seat auditorium invites you to join us for musical performances of all genres, as well as film screenings, lectures, and stage plays.

Entrance to the theatre is on Lowther Avenue. The doors open 20 minutes prior to the beginning of each event.

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Coat Check

Coat check is located in the basement of the Spadina Theatre and is available at no charge for every event. Alliance Française is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Wheelchair Access

A number of seats have been specifically set aside for people in wheelchairs or for those with disabilities. They are available upon request. Please inform the Alliance Française team upon arriving to the event. Washrooms are accessible.

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North York