Les Yeux Noirs

Les Yeux Noirs
Olivier et Eric - Photo by Laurent Prost
Eric et Olivier - Photo by Laurent Prost
Eric Slabiak - Photo y Laurent Prost
Olivier Slabiak - Photo by Laurent Prost
Les Yeux Noirs - Photo by Laurent Prost


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  • country:France
  • style(s):Gypsy, Klezmer
  • label:not signed
  • type:Band, Composer/Songwriter
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal
  • artist submitted by:Riot Artists

Line up

  • Aidje Tafial (Drums)
  • Eric Slabiak (Violin)
  • Frank Anastasio (Guitar)
  • Ion Faur (Accordion)
  • Julien Herne (Bass)
  • Olivier Slabiak (Violin)


Two brothers.
Six musicians...

For fifteen years, LES YEUX NOIRS ("Black Eyes") have been carving their own path down the road of Yiddish and Gypsy music, supported by a growing audience. Inspired by different influences, LES YEUX NOIRS invite us to share in moments of intense emotion and indescribable joy, as they weave their magic with extraordinary energy.

Both joyous and nostalgic, this nomadic music perfectly reflects the lives of a persecuted people in exile, caught up in a massive Diaspora, all with an unshakeable will to live.

In 2000, the band left behind traditional standards and enriched their line-up with drums, cymbalum, electric bass and guitar, incorporated their own compositions into the mix and reinterpreted a French song in the style of LES YEUX NOIRS.

LES YEUX NOIRS have widened their original base out of the comfortable networks of cultural centers and theaters, conquering new venues worldwide: reggae, jazz and classic festivals, Californian biker clubs, churches and smoky cellars... Meeting these different audiences, the band has fulfilled their dreams and revealed its multiple facets.