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Videos – well mostly homemad vids! – and recordings

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Road trip + street art + music all in one!


#shamanstick is a land & street art project around “En Anv Doue ma Mamm” is which we combined most of our passions: music, visual arts, video making, road trip and Breton language. PdF with artwork HR pics will be coming soon!

This adventure is being quite fulfilling, and we have many ideas for our next travels!


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Song from album B http://astrakanproject.bandcamp.com/album/astrakan-project-b
Artwork project #shamanstick & video edit by Simone Alves 2017
Music “En anv Doue ma Mamm”
Lyrics & music base: traditional, Brittany
Arrang : Astrakan Project
© & ® simone alves & yann gourvil 2014

Roadtrip Be+Nl+Dk+Sv april 2017

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#shamanstick Teaser time


 

#shamanstick is a land & street art project around “En Anv Doue ma Mamm” is which we combined most of our passions: music, visual arts, video making, road trip and Breton language. Full video will be out (very!) soon.

You can hear the full song here:

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Musicians' Diary, Sound & Video

6 years of work in Progress…


In 2010, while staying in the Rodopi mountains in Bulgaria, we recorded the first bits of this song that then appeared on our 2012 studio album:

We’ve since then tried to adapt it on stage, and 6 years later, we’re still not completely there but closer. The feeling we want to bring in while performing it live and we loved in the studio version isn’t there yet. It’s been some 6 years of thinking, attempts, trials on that particular song, and we’re not giving up!

Translation & facts on this previous post.

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The Moldovan Agent … [ video teaser ]


Yeah, we did it again! It has been too long since a real Astrakan Project teaser, with all ingredients we love including road-trip sequences!

Facebook event for Rennes concert next Sunday: http://www.facebook.com/events/284259268574586/

Music from first album here: http://astrakanproject.bandcamp.com/album/astrakan-project

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1932 live on breton web-tv


Last month we had the honour of being invited to perform a couple of songs for the live show “Bec’h De’i” on Brezhoweb web channel. The show is lived streamed and afterwards available on streaming too, and for us it was a “première”! The ambiance is so much different from recorded shows, once the show is running, it’s ’till the end! The show is hosted by the very pleasant Lionel Buannic, quite famous among breton-speaking people for having leaded the tv news some years ago.

The show is held monthly, this one was about “writing and publishing in Breton today” and was held in the lovely library of a famous old Collège of Quimper: Lycée Le Likès. (remember our gig library in Ipswich? )

Here’s the first song we performed, from our 2012 album:

Song from album: http://astrakanproject.bandcamp.com/album/astrakan-project

A description of the harsh conditions in central Brittany,
unemployment, children starving, small businesses going bankrupt, poor harvests…
”living out of little money isn’t easy, for sure,
but living out of little bread is even worse”

Full lyrics and English translation: https://astrakanproject.com/2013/09/19/

Full show on streaming:

http://www.brezhoweb.com/video/bech-dei/BD_15_8.html

 

 

Pics on Tour, Sound & Video

Brittany in Paris + How does Breton language sound like


‘Last week-end we had the chance to spend 4 days in Paris for “Fête de la Bretagne” celebrations, all happening in the borough n°XIV (XIV arrondissement as we say in French). This particular area of Paris is renown and famous for a major migration from Brittany from the end of the XIXth century on. It is actually in the West part of Paris, and surrounding the train station Montparnasse that connects with Breton cities and towns.

astrakan project fête de la bretagne Paris Mission Bretonne
Picture Camille Le Floch

Even nowadays, it does have a funny familiar Breton flavour, in some streets (rue du Montparnasse, rue d’Odessa) you’ll find loads of Crêperies (breton pancake restaurant) one next to each other, we never get that many at the same place in Brittany! La Mission Bretonne, founded in 1947, is at the heart of this community, and organises any sort of cultural events throughout the year, from concerts to exhibitions, music, danse, breton language classes, meetings, well, not to miss if you are around in Paris and want to meet people with some interest in Breton/Celtic culture (don’t forget to mention you came because of us!). They are the ones organising 10 days of Bretons events in Mai to celebrate Breton culture, and had the great idea to invite us 🙂

Here are some words from both of us after our out-doors gig next to City Council from Paris XIVème – if you want to hear Yann, jump to 9’30 where he’s interviewed from the kids playground area!

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Kan ha Diskan in Paris


We’re just back from Paris where we had a few gigs and also the chance to sing an a-capella Kan ha Diskan for a danse at a fest-noz. Image is quite blurry but sound is cool!

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Sell ouzh ar Stered [ look at the Stars ]


Today is the Celtic celebration of Beltan, and was the perfect day to release our video from our song Sell ouzh ar Stered…

Since the shooting in London, there was a lot of work to bring Simone’s painting to life and create this story, we’re totally over the moon (!) by such a nice adventure! And as any adventure, full of doubts, delay, creativity, team work… We hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we did!

 

Download this song: http://tinyurl.com/stered

Credits
Sell ouzh ar Stered / Look at the Stars
Director: Anton Short
Cinematography: Daniel Zafer
Vocals: Simone Alves
Ud/violin/prog: Yann Gourvil

Studio version:
Nea Peramos / Plougras / 2014
© & ® simone alves & yann gourvil