Pop - Rock - World music
JoMo - Tournefeuille (Toulouse, Occitania/France)
JoMo (Jean-Marc Leclercq) began his musical career in 1977 (Caniveau, Les Diam's, Queen Bees, etc...), and learned Esperanto in 1988.
It wastherefore perfectly natural for him to write and sing in the International Language.
He created his own band, The Rosemary's Babies, which became famous in the French alternative rock world in the early 90's. The band toured in many countries (including China), produced two albums, and even performed on the stage of the famous Parisian music hall Olympia.
After the separation of Les Babies, jOmO created a new group, Liberecanoj, with which he recorded a seven-title libertarian-themed album at Vinilkosmo, and set the first record of a multilingual concert (22 songs in 22 languages), which appeared in 2000 in the Guinness Book. Later and alone, he recorded at the new Vinilkosmo Studio an all-Esperanto album, entitled "jOmO Friponas", which appeared at the end of 2001. His next album, "jOmO Slavumas", appeared in the spring of 2006 with a group of Slav-style musicians, with whom jOmO plays. Since the 1st of April 2016, his 4th Esperanto album, "jOmO Okcitanas", is available, dedicated to traditional Occitan music with the traditional instrument "bodega", which is a bagpipe from Languedoc. jOmO performed with a whole group of bodegas during the World Esperanto Congress in Lille, France, in July 2015.
He still performs in Esperanto and in many different languages, alone with a guitar, singing joyous and toe-tapping songs. He travels all over the world, we have seen him in Japan and Australia.
He is now working on a crazy new project: performing without an instrument, but singing with a "virtual choir" thanks to sound-loop technology. Besides music, he published with a French publishing company a conversational primer of the Gascon language, in which he also writes. In May 2006 he published his first novel, "Ucraïna", in Gascon, for which he received a literary prize. In 2012 he published a rhyming dictionary of Occitan. He is now writing a textbook of Occitan for Esperanto speakers. Besides that, he has a Polish wife, a twenty-year-old daughter, does not smoke, does not drink alcohol, does not eat meat, but has one vice: he loves to talk.
Click on his albums to listen to or download them.
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