Artist Profiles: Barzaz

Barzaz

Barzaz is a Breton contemporary folk band that combines musical improvisation with folk, poetry and oral tradition tunes researched in the Lower Brittany region and also in Breton music literature. The group’s founders include singer Yann-Fanch Kemener, who has recorded various albums of Breton a cappella chants, flutist Jean-Michel Veillon, known for his work with the groups Galorn, Kornog and Denand guitarist Gilles Le Bigot, with a background in baroque music, rock and jazz, who was also a member of Galorn and Kornog.

Discography:

Ec’honder (Escalibur, 1989)
An den kozh dall (Keltia Musique, 1992)
Barzaz (Keltia Musique, 2013)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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