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Chuta Chani, a georgian Lullaby


Many of you already saw it and gave us super nice feedback, for the rest of you, we had been working on this song for a while now, it’s a traditional lullaby from Georgia that we released right before Samhain. Our son was super kind to take part into the video itself – look for the description under the video, there’s plenty about the origine etc…

(please if you have a YouTube user account, like/subscribe/comment, sounds cheesy, but it makes a huge difference on the way our channel and music gets promoted to people that don’t know us yet.)

Simone did an extra video about Samhain/Art/Honouring our ancestors and the meaning of the song to her.

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When you live in an Astrakan Project’s video…


This is a truly magical moment I captured yesterday at dawn…

clouds and haze

Otherwise, our next Wild Live Songs’ session is happening tonight, 7.30pm from a nearby location and it will be an unplugged session. (link goes to the live and the replay). More thoughts about these livestreamed sessions very soon, we’ll traveling towards Germany (area of Bremen and Hanovre), and then to The Netherlands and Belgium, where we’ll play in Brussels at an underground tavern we missed.

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Where will next Wild Live Songs happen?


This was just a small teaser, we’re planning an unplugged Wild Live Songs session for tonight, Tuesday 30th of August 2022 (although as usual, the weather can play its role at the last minute, but we stay positive!) It will be streamed on this link here. The replay will be available shortly after.

In the meantime, here’s the replay from last week performance, by a beautiful and magical (and quite intense!) beech tree located in our area. It was our second performance with Diffaith, our fellow musician friend from Germany, with whom we worked on tunes from Astrakan Project as well as on a new piece (Skolvan). We’re extremely happy and proud of the result, both musically and visually.

If all goes well, tonight will be our 5th streamed show on YouTube, we’ll do a small recap very soon, but we can say shortly that it’s been one of the most exciting projects we’ve taken part lately. We see plenty of perspectives to try, collaborations, different places, etc!

We’re also amazed by your kindness, and your patience. We encountered many sound issues, we’re still testing the process, and we only received but encouraging comments and support. Thank you! It means a world to us that you also witness the dirty stages and somehow understand where we want to get you along with us.

A galon, Simone & Yann

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Wild Live Songs


Some weeks ago, it came to our minds that we *really* like to play live, and that if it wasn’t happening enough at the moment, as artists we shouldn’t be waiting for it to happen, and rather be creative about it. Aussitôt dit, aussitôt fait, this is how we started this weekly series of short lives, from remote places we love and want to share with you, all while keeping what makes our shows unique. We’re still on the testing phase, and we’re so grateful for the amount of support we’ve already received, and the interest in this project!

We’ll come back to it shortly with a video, but so far, we’re extremely happy and excited about the potential of this new project! We’re aiming for a weekly live, but we’ll be flexible on the day/time, since that will depend on our gigs schedule and weather forecast. ( the best way to stay tuned is to activate the notification mode on our channel)

We’ve created a playlist on our channel for you to follow (next one is tonight at 7.30pm Paris/Berlin time)

#wildlivesongs

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Saz in Kiev


A short video is on the tube with sequences filmed while we were living in Kyiv in June/July 2020, and we miss Kyiv, we miss Ukraine, we miss travelling. The first part of the tune is from South Brittany, the second half is from Albania/Balkans and is called Loukoum – and we have a longer version of this on stage 😉 The instrument is a Saz/Bağlama and is from Turkey (at least this one is 😉 )

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I think I win ! Je crois que j’ai gagné !


Your remember the video project I posted last week on our channel ? Well I’m so very honoured to say I got the second place on the challenge 🙂 Enjoy, and celebrate with me xxx Simone

Vous vous rappelez le petit projet vidéo que j’ai publié la semaine dernière ? Et bien, j’arrive en 2ème place de ce challenge, la classe quoi! xxx Simone

Mon projet / My project

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New vlog / Nouveau vlog


The second part of our Samhain / Deiz Kala-Goañv is now live on our channel, we hope you’ll enjoy it, if you do, please leave us a comment under the video, it helps the channel get promoted + subscribe ! And yes, the cover image is really cool !!!

La deuxième partie de notre projet vidéo/peinture pour Deiz Kala-Goañv Samhain cette année est en ligne, on espère que vous aimerez (c’est en anglais, mais il y a les sous-titrages en français), et si c’est le cas, soyez gentils, laissez-nous un petit message sous la vidéo, ça aide la chaîne à gagner en visibilité ! Et sinon, oui, l’image de couverture est carrément cool !

https://youtu.be/bOrgnXm-DBY

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New video out tonight / nouvelle vidéo ce soir


Our Short daily videos is over after 21 days of daily videos (last one was here https://youtu.be/IQIr1xNdpls ) We had planned for a full month, but Simone’s health has sort of shortened the series – but it’s still a nice achievement, that has opened plenty of new possibilities.

Notre série quotidienne de vidéos courtes en Breton est terminée après 21 jours (la dernière est ici https://youtu.be/IQIr1xNdpls ). Nous avions prévu quatre semaines au départ, mais les soucis de voix de Simone en ont décidé autrement. 21 jours ça reste pas mal, et ça nous a ouvert plein de perspectives créatives.

The song is not new, but the video was inspired by a newly finished painting from Simone, finished around the magical time of Samhain/Noz Kala-Goanv. The first part of the video, the music part will be live tonight (7pm UK time), and the poetic vlog titled “Inês Ashes” will be available on Sunday evening. We’re quite excited about this project, which is the second we partially filmed together, generally Simone films on her own (the first one was Koçari in Kiev)

Ce n’est pas une nouvelle chanson, mais la vidéo est inspirée par une toile que Simone a terminé pendant la période magique de la Samhain/Noz Kala-Goanv. La partie clip de la vidéo sera en ligne sur notre chaîne ce soir à 20h, et on vous réserve pour dimanche une version longue avec un vlog poétique intitulé “les cendres d’Inês”. C’est le deuxième projet vidéo que nous tournons en partie tous les deux, en général Simone filme seule. (le premier c’était Koçari à Kiev)

Artwork available with more pictures here / toile et plus de photos disponible ici

https://simonealves.squarespace.com/shop/p/anu-celtic-goddess-of-earth

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Petra Nevez ? What’s Up ? Quoi de neuf ?


Our daily short videos series is running until next Full Moon, we’ve made it until midway and published n°15 yesterday! What already ? Yes, but remember they are short, but we’re having fun sharing small bits of our daily creative life with you! Here’s the playlist for you to catch up 🙂

Notre série de vidéos quotidiennes se poursuit, jusqu’à la prochaine Pleine Lune, on est à la moitié puisque l’on a publié le n°15 hier. Quoi? Déjà? Oui, c’est l’avantage du format super court, mais ça nous amuse bien, on apprend plein de choses, et on vous met le lien de la playlist à partir du numéro 7 donc !