Kreiz Breizh Akademi #8

Kreiz Breizh Akademi #8
Kreiz Breizh Akademi #8


Kas A Barh
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Line up

  • Bastien Guével (biniou and clarinet)
  • Camille Lainé (vocal)
  • Charlotte Espieussas (accordéon microtonal)
  • Mélanie Brelaud (violon)
  • Mériadeg Lorho-Pasco  (clarinet)
  • Nathan Arnaud (riq, derbouka et kanjira)
  • Rémi Allain  (doublebass)
  • Thomas Bessé (batterie)
  • William Nicolas (bombard and saxophones)
  • Yolaine Delamaire (vocal)
  • Yuna Léon (violon)


“Kreiz Breizh Akademi presents “Ba’n Dañs”. The title of this 8th creation of a collective of 10 artists (8 musicians and 2 singers) is a reference to the traditional call of the singers of Central Brittany “toud ‘n dud ba’n dañs”, everyone in the dance. There is a bit of anachronism in this injunction, which is not very appropriate today, but we will get out of these fly traps one day or another.

We have chosen, for the first time, a repertory only of dance music, coming from the Center of Brittany, from the south of the Gallo Country and, thanks to the presence of 3 musicians from Occitania, we have built a suite of bourrées from the Massif Central, respecting as for the Breton themes the modal and rhythmic interpretation of the modern musical intelligence of the ancients.

Throughout this year of work, artists* from different modal cultures helped us experiment and understand their systems of arrangement and improvisation.

With a lot of personality, the collective has gathered and reconstructed all these proposals within an original repertoire.

Listen to the dance if you can’t practice it, no doubt that the rhythm will carry you away.

* Florian Baron, Prabhu Edouard, Serdar Pazarcioglu, Rusan Filiztek, Mehdi Haddab, Laurent Clouet, Keyvan Chemirani, Philippe Janvier, Olivier Catteau, Clémence Cognet.