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Lo Jai, an ensemble off music artists which do conventional Limousin folk-music come mainly off a traditional tunes records

For a while these people were element of Trio Reel, a fixture on of a lot rallies or other social events up to Vancouver together with Pacific Northwest

Lo JaiLimousin belongs to the newest main area for France, a place that and has good insightful people way of life and you may products. But they keeps entered the latest Eu direction from lookup and performance out-of old-fashioned musical. The members of Lo Jai describe themselves because the musiciens-chercheurs (musicians-searchers). The instruments they normally use try, most of the time, early: this new hurdy-gurdy out-of gothic spiritual origins; the latest bagpipes put from inside the France in the 16th century; the brand new stringed-tabor of Ray hence accompanies around three-gap flutes; fifes, flutes and you can oboes of your own Renaissance particular, and finally, the fresh violin plus the accordion which are the most extremely important tools from French folk music. New repertoire regarding Lo Jai boasts popular dances and you may songs still sung during the langue d’oc, the brand new gothic words of the south 1 / 2 of France, kept troubadours and still discover now throughout the Limousin. Years back we read Lo Jai’s record and you may were entranced by the the newest songs. The person members of Lo Jai kept appearing in most categories of great recordings off French traditional songs. On past Festivals there is shown certain pretty good modern French someone communities – this present year i diving into the cardio of one’s lifestyle having Guy Bertrand, Pierre Imbert, Eric Montbel and Religious Oller starting given that Lo Jai.


Celso & Carlinhos MachadoBrazil, it’s been told you, is not a country, but a continent. Once the next biggest nation around the globe, Brazil include numerous types of cultures, about almost undiluted Africans tunes and you can ancesi about northeast, into local tunes of your own natives about Amazon area, to your cowboy tunes of your much southern. From these certain affects keeps advanced an audio collection which is exclusively Brazilian, consolidating European and you may African attributes, most likely best-known when you look at the United states while the the’ bossa ba’. The guitar is amongst the means very of this Brazilian sounds, and you will we are happy to provide two one to country’s greatest musicians who’ll carry out Brazilian songs for the first time at that Event. Celso Machado grew up in the condition of Sao Paulo, and as a child analyzed acoustic guitar. In the early 70s he began to work with clubs, often given that a keen accompanist so you’re able to well known Brazilian vocalists. He’s got performed commonly through the Brazil and also in European countries, and has filed multiple records dedicated to the special sorts of the latest Brazilian electric guitar. Their material range from parts one became infamous within the North The usa throughout the sixties and you may 70s, to others which can be scarcely heard beyond Brazil. Accompanying him is their sister Carlinhos whoever background is fairly similar. Together it make musical packed with difficult rhythms and you will outlined design. We could think of no greatest introduction to that particular outstanding human body off music.

The guy also really works his own intriguing configurations

Ross McRae and you will Lorraine HelgersonRoss and you may Lorraine has some thing extremely unique in accordance: they certainly were one another in reality born for the Vancouver. For a number of many years they’ve been a portion of the regional folk music world, with their song out of Vancouver and you will B.C. as well as other relevant audio, women’s tunes for the Lorraine’s situation, and British old-fashioned and you can Celtic musical. Ross spent my youth since the a member of a pipeline ring and you may and singing, really works on the drums, banjo, tin whistle, option accordion and you will Northumbrian quick pipelines. Lorraine, in the middle of conventional tunes every their own lifetime, due to their unique Norwegian uncles, really works that have Ross with the sound plus the bodhram. We are satisfied for them sign-up the incredibly good contingent out of regional writers and singers at that year’s Festival.