18:00 – “Mauro Burnelli” contest finals
In the grey Genoese winter, three musicians have decided to join forces to make the world dance far and wide, but especially oblique. The triOblique is the subtle (or perhaps not) mélange of the musical baggage of Susanna Roncallo (guitar, voice, iron discipline), Aurélien Congrega (bouzouki, voice, theft of cars) and Dario Gisotti (flutes, bagpipes, voice, voice, mushrooms). A journey through winding paths, moving diagonally from one style to another, through fields and woods, exploring sounds ranging from Genoa to Ireland, from funk to the traditional song of the Upper Brittany, from delicate fingerpicking to the darkest rock chords, from instrumental songs to vocal polyphony, from the purest tradition to the hybridization of genres, with the joyful desire to make the bodies dance, in an ethereal mazurka or in a devilish Kost ar’Choat.
The BrothAn Trio was born in the hall of Arci Scighera in Milan for fun, to spend an evening in joy during the party of the end of popular dance courses. Formed by musicians already very active and well known in the scene of folk music, the members are found to prepare a show to energetic and refined dance, ranging from the elaboration of traditional melodies to the composition of original songs. Initially called by some “Trio imprò”, thanks to the support of dancers and friends, it performs for the first real concert right there, at Arci Scighera, where it was born almost by chance. The Soler brothers and AntonioNeglia became the BrothAn Trio, and in a short time collect concerts in Liguria, Piedmont, Lombardy and Veneto. The trio brings together influences and musical experiences in a balfolk of wide breath, where Italian songs join French dances, choral polyphonies with a sixteenth-century sound approach to swing’s rhythms, traditional songs meet original songs. The dances come from all over Europe: Italy, France, Ireland, Sweden, the Basque Country and Greece find their meeting point in an energetic and dancer-aware concert.
Trio Baladins is about adventures, journey and encounters. The melodies of itinerants artists‘ life style. The band’s repertoire is mostly made of their own compositions.Inspired by the neo traditional movement, it’s composed of . musics to dance to from the traditional musics and dances repertoire of Europe or elsewhere. Their music is vibrant and constantly evolving which allowed them to play for a set of 2h30 long. From lively polkas to soft waltzes, it’s easy to feel their inspiration’s diversity in their musics. Friends in personal life, they often meet up on the stage and their complicity is the base on which their sound flows.
21:00 – Nhac!
Nhac! is the meeting between two polyvalent artists, Daniel Detammaecker and Arnaud Bibonne, around a special selection of the French folk repertoire. They will be able to share with you an inexplicable, instimist, dynamic and convivial moment, grabbed on to the energy between them, you and the dance. Nhac!, because of this crucial moment, invite you to their bal à la voix!
Daniel Detammaecker: harmos, voices, percussions
Arnaud Bibonne: voices, bagpipes, shruti box, percussions
23:00 – Evritiki Zygia
Evritiki Zygia first appeared in the early 2007. Four friends sharing the same experiences and passion for the traditional Thracian music, joined their forces and created this traditional music band. It consists of primitive musical instruments deeply rooted in the tradition and mind of the Thracian locals – the bagpipe, the lyra, the kaval, the davul: instruments intertwined for thousands of years with Thrace, forming an integral part in the life cycle of the Thracians – joy, sadness, marriage, death, work, migration. It is called “evritiki”, because the group is located in Evros, the northern and eastern part of Greece, which belongs to the geographical territory of Thrace – a place rich in historical and musical traditions. It is considered to be the homeland of Orpheus who, according to a Greek myth, was the most important representative of the singing arts and the Thracian lyra. It is called “zygia”, which means a pair and usually in Greece suggests a traditional band or group of musicians performing together.
Alexios Partinoudis: Thracian lyra
Spyros Stratos: gaida (bagpipe)
Stratis Pasopoulos: vocal, kavali
Aggelos Stratos: daouli, percussions
01:00 – Duo Absynthe
Duo Absynthe gently moves between languishing mazurkas and sweet recalls of old rythms. Perched on the edge of the stage, like two friends on a bench telling each other about their lives…
But there’s no shallowness in the music of Duo Absynthe!
Their style is woven of malice and reverence, it’s nothing but a reference, but distilled by their own alembic…
When the dance is a caramel au beurre salé, we love it, we dance and we want more!
Aurélien Claranbaux: chromatic bisonore accordion
Sylvain Letourneau: guitar