Chantent les landes
One would really like to imagine a united world ». Stivell the creator,
and the emblem of Celticism rediscovered and open to all cultures,
casts a moment of revelation over the amphitheatre. It is he who
has given the impetus to a whole generation of Breton musicians
walking in his footsteps. His voice is limpid, ethereal, and sure
» the earth, is a planetary village in Brittany, as it is in
Morocco. The men on this earth breathe the same air that a musical
identity brings alive. Let it be proclaimed on high : « We have
to get on together, we have to live together »....
His singing is supple, serene, in counterpoint to the sound
of the harp echoing from the walls of the world. The musicians
reply discreetly. It is the song of the earth, the song of water
unbounded, the « benediction of love ».
music undulates, glides, and dies like a wave. The audience
is captivated by the magical voice which awakens folk memories
from Brittany’s misty moorland, and then escalates to the rest
of the planet, its message borne by the little people out to
the universe. But Alan Stivell is not only a myth. He is the
ever advancing future for a Breton music which brings together
all Celtic influences. Rock, hip-hop, techno : the mingling
sounds may be disturbing, may sometimes clash.
rustic bassoons rise to the challenge of a style of music new
- even revolutionary to them. The hushed spectators, until now
riveted to their seats in silent respect, begin to betray their
presence, clapping yet waiting for the smallest signal from the
revered composer. « You are a bit shy. Mind you, I can understand.
I am very shy myself» admits the festival’s most sought after
and revered guest. The musicians strike up the Breton hymn. And
across the roofs of the world, thanks to the voice of their master,
those present feel themselves to be part of, and at the very heart
of, the Breton music revival...
"Breiz Ma Bro" version STIVELL...
Extrait du dernier album "Douar".