Photo : Fleuves © Eric Legret
(Brittany / France)
Modern test lab for traditional breton dance
For all ages

For the past ten years, Romain Dubois (Fender Rhodes), Emilien Robic (clarinet) and Samson Dayou (bass) have been working together as an instrumental trio, developing a unique vision and modernised sound to put their own spin on Breton dance music. Fleuves stays rooted in tradition and true to the rhythms, codes and constraints of the dancers, but ventures into the sounds of electro and jazz-rock to skilfully give fresh effervescence to fest-noz gatherings and tickle the ears of first-time listeners. They’re a fascinating mix of melodic and rhythmic diversity that are sure to fill the Grand Huit’s dance floor!


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The trio came together in 2012 around Brest-based musicians Romain Dubois (Fender Rhodes) and Samson Dayou (bass) who played in the band Kentan for ten years. Romain then teamed up with Émilien Robic (clarinet) for the free duo competition at the Championnat des sonneurs in Gourin, which they won. They went on to mix traditional music, jazz and electro around Breton dance music. Revealed in 2013 at the Yaouank festival in Rennes, the group then went on to play at the Vieilles Charrues, Interceltique, Transmusicales, Eurofonik and Bout du monde festivals, the Vienna Jazz Festival, the Kann Al Loar festival in Landerneau and other events. Fleuves released its first self-titled album in 2016 and then #2 in 2019, both with Coop Breizh. In addition to their concert recordings (France 3 Bretagne) and soundtracks for various films and documentaries, the group received the Prix Musical Produit en Bretagne jury’s favourite award (2017) and the jury’s prize at the Grand Prix du Disque organised by Le Télégramme (2019).

Sunday 09 July 2023
20:45 > 21:45
Le Grand Huit, 20 rue Pierre Martin (en face de l’école maternelle Quineleu)

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