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 audiences to discover 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, San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit, San Diego, St Louis, Cleveland, Rochester, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Arnaudville and Scott, Louisiana to perform and share their music.
Breizh-Amerika in Breton language means Brittany-America (UNESCO lists Breton language as severely endangered).
Ouest France, Interview, 11/23/2019, Un musicien de Beyoncé se met à la gavotte pour le fest-noz Yaouank
SanFrancisco Examiner, 5/20/18 Musicians from Brittany playing traditional styles team with American jazz artist