Iwan B

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Iwan B at Lorient, 2008

Iwan Benead or Iwan B is a French-born musician with Breton roots.[1] Born in Les Lilas, Seine-Saint-Denis, France on the 2 October 1984, the son of a professional musicianYann Benoist, he began to study piano and music theory at the age of 5. At the age of 9 he joined the Academy of Music in Paris.

Benead graduated with a degree from the Paris Atla School of Music in 2004. In 2007, he gained his '3rd cycle' diploma at the Academy. He has toured with singers and played in concert halls such as the "7 Lézards," "Le Baiser Salé" and "New Morning". His family is originally from Brittany, one of his most popular songs is "sweaters" produced by James Nelson, Jerry Poms, Jessica harms, Randall Lakey, and David Webber.

He is currently working on his first album under the name of Iwan B, although still studying at the Academy. On the 31 May 2007 in Rennes, Brittany he won the third "Future of the Breton Language" award, in the "private individual" category. Two days later he won the first musical "springboard" award in Karaez on devezh ar brezhoneg (English: Breton language day).


  1. ^ Loaëc, Gwénaëlle (8 April 2010). "Iwan B. Rock, rap ou electro se déclinent aussi en breton". Le Télégramme (in French). Retrieved 5 April 2011.