"Alternative Chanson" Duo Charan-Po-Rantan at Joe's Pub



Charan-Po-Rantan, alternative chanson, accordion, Japan, NYC, Joe's Pub, Japan Society, music, gypsy music

Charan-Po-Rantan @ Joe’s Pub at the Public

Monday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)

Joe’s Pub at the Public – 425 Lafayette Street (between Astor Place and E. 4th Street)

Admission: $20

“Alternative chanson” sister duo Charan-Po-Rantan returns stateside for two shows. The first is a solo performance at Joe’s Pub at the Public on Monday, April 24, presented in association with Japan Society. Then on April 28 the duo will be part of the Godzilla Legend – Music of Akira Ifukube event at Japan Society, which will be an evening filled with music from the Japanese cult classic Godzilla.

Charan-Po-Rantan are vocalist Momo, 23, and her older sister, Koharu, 28, on the accordion. Their music is an eclectic melting pot of French chanson, gypsy music, retro ‘50s and ‘60s J-pop with a pinch of Russian melancholy, all mixed together with a modern twist. Lyrics are dripping with wit and black humor, an exact opposite and surprising contrast to their colorful, eye-catching outfits, which are all designed by Koharu and handmade by the sisters’ mother and grandmother.

The duo made their New York debut at Japan Society, a spectacular sold out performance in 2015. The concert was covered by major media outlets including The Wall Street Journal.
Their latest album was released in January 2017, and all eyes are on this talented duo as they continue to create their borderless “colorful poison” that draws out a world of fantasy, madness, and humor through their well-rounded musical circus entertainment.

To purchase tickets to the Joe’s Pub concert, please visit Joe’s Pub’s website. Godzilla Legend – Music of Akira Ifukube at Japan Society is SOLD OUT; a waitlist will begin at the Box Office one hour prior to the event. Don’t miss this rare chance to see Charan-Po-Rantan’s amazing live performances in New York!