14 February 2011

Francois Tusques - Sonneurs Traditionnels - Intercommunal Free Dance Music Ochestra - Après la marée noire. Vers une musique bretonne nouvelle

I mnetioned in my last post that there is a fifth Intercommunal record and this is it. This one is different from the others in that it is geographically concentrated to Bretagne in France which is not unrelated to the fact that Tusques grew up there. The idea is to take the traditional Kan Ha Diskan folk music of the Scrignac-Carhaix region of Bretagne, normally sung in a call and response manner and designed to fit with folk dances. Here it is played on the bombarde, a woodwind instrument which can be likened to an oboe, and the binou kozh which translates as an ancient bagipe. The normal procedure is for the bombarde to call and the binou kozh to respond. Players are known as soners (in Breton) and sonneurs (in French). The sonneurs set the basic rhythmic and melodic parameters, and the Intercommunal Free Dance Music Orchestra weaves jazzy-improvisational patterns over and above, drawing on the variegated experience of the Mediterranean countries and the African continent. What comes out of it is hybridisation of folk and jazz, putting the "nouvelle" into tradition, both musically and lyrically. Behind the music, there is as always a political intent which can be gleaned from the lyrics printed inside the cover, reproduced in Catalan, Breton and French.

Basic facts:

Francois Tusques - Sonneurs Traditionnels - Intercommunal Free Dance Music Orchestra - Après La Marée Noire. Vers une Musique Bretonne Nouvelle

(Le Chant du Monde LDX 74703) 1979

01_La rencontre
02_Biniou koz free blues valse
03_Blues gavotte
04_Les racines de la montagne
05_La marèe noire
06_Le cheval
07_Marche des pollués

Jean-Louis Le Vallegant - bombarde
Gaby Kerdoncuff - bombarde
Philippe Lestrat - bombarde and biniou koz
Tanguy Ledoré - electric bass
Ramadolf - trombone
Michel Marre - trumpet, alto sax
Samuel Ateba - congas and bongos
Carlos Andreou - vocals
Jo Maka - soprano sax
Kilikus - darbuka

Recorded at Studio Resonances
Music by Francois Tusques except "Le cheval", coauthored with Carlos Andreou.

I'm going to stick to the folky jazz/jazzy folk-theme for a little while, so stay tuned!


kinabalu said...
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serviceton said...

kinabalu - you bloody ripper !
I know (a little of) traditional Breton music, as well as a little of Tusques' incorporation of La Musique Bretonne into his own work (cf the solo LP on Chant du Monde that Pierre made available)
'Ramadolf' is just a fine name for a musician . . . (or for anyone)
Looking forward to this impatiently
Thank You. !

Sonika said...

Interesting read !

Wallofsound said...

Completely new to me.

serviceton said...

For God's sake, can someone SWITCH OFF the backlinks feature that providing a thousand and one links to Exile on Moan St for nearly every post.

Then delete this comment.

(Should I have put this under 'Requests' ? )

wightdj said...

Much appreciated, thanks.

Ian said...

Marvelous read and an awesome post, thank you so very much. Really looking forward to hearing this one; just had to say thanks before doing the DL because your notes were so engaging.


kinabalu said...

S, it does seem rather excessive, doesn't it? There's not any way we can do it from here, at least that I know of, except delete them manually. Anyway, I've written a comment at the Moan blog, drawing attention to the problem, so we'll see what happens.

kinabalu said...

Appreciate folks being fascinated by this record. It IS fascinating! More coming up, this time from Scotland.

kinabalu said...

S, after consultations with the Moaners, the problem has been sorted.

serviceton said...

Good on you K for going the distance with the consultative process .
And there I was thinking it would have been as simple as going Settings>Comments>Turn off Backlinks.
Lack of blogger kung-fu, me ..

kinabalu said...

Indeed. It was as simple as that (in retrospect).

øשlqæda said...

1001 thanks to you kinabalu. this is a revelatory discovery fer me

Miguel said...



...pure fun :)

Anonymous said...

This looks really interesting, thanks for the link!

Art of Peace Collective said...

A small eruption of the marvelous

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hideo said...

bless you kinabalu for making this available again!

mike said...

A new link would be much appreciated! Thanks!

kinabalu said...

Bien sur!



Run4Free said...

thank you

Run4Free said...

merci aussi

elpeleon said...

Merci beaucoup !

Chiquilicuatre y Zappa said...

many thanks

.: GWI :. said...

Merci !!