The breton members of "The Collective" recently rehearsed at Skeudenn in Rennes, a few hours before Garifuna musician, James Lovell, performed arúmahani songs from Honduras with Libaña Maraza from the Bronx at CityLore in Manhattan.
He also presented with ELA executive director, Daniel Kaufman videos from their recent fieldwork in Belize documenting Garifuna song.
These musicians working in residency during May 2015, mixing musical traditions and seeking common ground while creating new musical combinations. Studio work sessions will be used to record this repertoire of new multi-cultural sounds.
Three members (Alain Le Clere, Armel an Hejer and Thomas Moisson) of the "Breizh Amerika Collective" rehearsed in Lothey, Brittany working on tunes for the upcoming musical collaboration between Breton and Garifuna traditions taking place in 2015.
Breizh Amerika took part in an endangered language debate at the Chateau de Rimaison in Pluvigner, France. The debate was organized by the mayor's office of Pluvigner, association Pluvigner-Patrimoine, with musical performances by Samuel Le Henanff, Niall O'Leary, and Tristan Le Govic. The debate led by Art Hughes (University of Ulster) and Daniel Carre (University of Rennes) was centered on the endangered status of Breton (Brezhoneg) and Irish Gaelic: history and evolution, current methods of conversation, and obstacles to preservation.
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