The "BREIZH AMERIKA COLLECTIVE" initiative brings together innovative musicians from Brittany, France and the United States of America to collaboratively work to create and produce original music, bring awareness to endangered traditions, while developing durable Transatlantic links of cooperation and understanding.
A marriage of music, traditions, and culture has been at the heart of the Collective's project, striving to incite American audience to discovery breton music but also allow musicians to interpret and mix different styles and sounds (Jazz, Celtic, World, Swing, Latin, Folk). Since its creation, the Breizh Amerika Collective has travelled to NYC, Chicago, Detroit, St Louis, Cleveland, Rochester, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Arnaudville and Scott, Louisiana to celebrate la Fête de la Bretagne.
Breizh-Amerika in Breton language means Brittany-America (UNESCO lists Breton language as severely endangered).
May 20th - SAN FRANCISCO Blush Wine Bar (476 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114) 6pm, Soirée Jazz Club Wine Bar (Free)
May 23rd - SAN FRANCISCO Brittany Crêpes (913 University Ave. Berkeley, CA 94710) 7pm, Crêpes Party & Concert ($5 entry + meal)
May 24th - SAN FRANCISCO Fête de la Bretagne at L'Alliance Française SF (1345 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94109) 6:45pm Conference, 8pm Concert, 9:15pm Cocktail ($10 entry)
May 25th - SAN FRANCISCO The Plough and The Stars (116 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118) 8pm, Interceltic Ceili-Fest Noz ($10 entry)