« “Ba’n Dañs” is the latest project by the Breton band Kreiz Breizh Akademi. The name comes from the traditional Breton call to the dancers “toud ‘n dud ba’n dañs”. This is the 8th creation by the collective, including 9 instrumentalists and 2 singers. In the current virus situation it may seem a bit of an anachronism but hopefully we’ll be free from this mouse-trap sooner or later.
For the first time we have chosen a dance music repertoire; from the Center of Britanny, the south of Pays Gallo and thanks to the presence of 3 musiciens from the Occitan region we have elaborated a suite of bourées from the Massif Central. As with the Breton themes we remain true to ancient and modern traditions both modal and rythmic.
All during this year the artists* from their various modal traditions, helped us experiment and understand their systems of arrangements and improvisation.
With lots of personality we have reconstructed and reassembled all these propositions and styles and finally come up with a very exciting and interesting repertoire.
You may not be a dancer, but just listen, the music will certainly move you ! »
* Florian Baron, Prabhu Edouard, Serdar Pazarcioglu, Rusan Filiztek, Mehdi Haddab, Laurent Clouet, Keyvan Chemirani, Philippe Janvier, Olivier Catteau, Clémence Cognet.
Copyright : Eric Legeret