Louva Marguerite is a chansonfolkmusic band from theMunichareawhich was foundedbythesinger and songwriter Silvia Felikas in theautumnof 2008. The band’s namerevealsmuchaboutthesoundofthesix-man band, whichcombineshot-blooded Latin-American rhythmswiththeunpredictabilityof a she-wolf and withgentlepoetryinspiredbythedelicatemargueriteflower. Louva Marguerite has beengivingconcerts in nightclubs and bars, at art exhibitionopenings, festivals and readingsas well as in cabaretssince 2009. Themembersofthe band oftenappearwithothermusiciansorwithartistswhoaccompanythemusicalperformancewithconjuring tricks, a fireshowormimedscenes.
Theirmusicisprobably best describedbytheterm“chansonfolk”. Multipart vocalharmoniesareaccompaniedby a varietyofinstruments such asguitar, piano, cello, violin, accordion and a selectionofwoodwindinstruments. Thelyricsare just asvaried and aresung in German, Spanish and French.
Thisyoung band makesitsownmusic: thelyrics, melodies and musicalarrangementsare all written and composedbythe band membersthemselves. All thesongs, however different theymay be, bearthe same uniquehallmark – thatofLouva Marguerite.