Bratsch (band)

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Bratsch in 2011

Bratsch were a French-based music ensemble using influences from Roma (i.e. "Gypsy") music, klezmer, jazz and many diverse folk traditions.[1]

History[edit]

The group was formed in 1972 by guitarist Dan Gharibian and violinist Bruno Girard, and released its first album in 1976.[2] They have released more than ten albums to date. The group was renowned for the diversity of its musical influences and for the virtuosity of its members and guest artists.[3] After more than 40 years of success, the group ended their career by giving a final concert on December 31, 2015.[4]

Members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1976: Musiques de partout
  • 1978: J'aime un voyou, maman
  • 1981: Live à la Potinière
  • 1989: Notes de voyage
  • 1990: Sans domicile fixe
  • 1992: Transports en commun
  • 1993: Gipsy Music From the Heart of Europe
  • 1994: Correspondances
  • 1994: Le Mangeur de lune (soundtrack of film Dai Sijie)
  • 1996: Ecoute ça chérie
  • 1997: Terre Promise
  • 1998: Rien dans les poches
  • 1999: On a rendez-vous (Live)
  • 2001: La vie, la mort, tout ça...
  • 2003: Nomades en vol (Best of)
  • 2005: Ca s'fête (Best of Live for 25th anniversary)
  • 2007: Plein du monde
  • 2011: Urban Bratsch
  • 2013: Brut de Bratsch 1973→2013 (compilation, 3xCD+DVD)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "6moons.com - world music: Bratsch "Plein de Monde"". 6moons.com. Retrieved 2022-08-25.
  2. ^ "Urban Bratsch / a RootsWorld review of World Music". www.rootsworld.com. Retrieved 2022-08-25.
  3. ^ "La Potinière : "Bratsch" à quatre et en musique", Jean-Pierre Thiollet, Le Quotidien de Paris, 2 July 1981.
  4. ^ "Bratsch | Konzertagentur Seliger". www.bseliger.de. Retrieved 2022-08-25.

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