distributed by l’Autre Distribution
Welcome to Kerlaveo!
Kerlaveo in Breton means Home of the audacious. “Audacious” applies to those who devote themselves to difficult tasks, artists unhindered by obstacles or dangers.
It also applies to whatever is new, daring and challenging to the established order.
Thus, the Home of the audacious is our territory where creation of possibilities is newly-born spontaneously without fear of being misunderstood or unaccepted.
Kerlaveo, born in 2014 from a musical and humane affinity, is an instrumental group which experiments on the boundaries of musical styles. A Breton “jongo”, a Celtic “march”, a Venezuelan “chorinho”, a Bulgarian “modinha” — everything is possible in this musical world where frontiers are simple references, never limits.
All these pieces have been composed by the group’s members. This album is recorded live to fully transmit the atmosphere and energy of a concert.
Jean-Luc Thomas, Breton flautist with strong Celtic and African influences and numerous collaborations;
Vitor Lopes, harmonica player, bewitched by the Brazilian “chorinho” and its endless associations;
Toninho Carrasqueira, flautist who moves like a dancer across different forms of music from classical to improvisation;
Carlinhos Antunes, a global social adventurer, who vibrates the strings of Africa and Latin America;
Gabriel Levy, maestro of accordion and piano, master of oriental languages and eastern European culture;
Rui Barossi, double-bass player, lover of world music and its reinventions;
Pedro Ito, who plays drums and percussions of the world with a rare sensitivity.
1 – Espero (Pedro Ito) • 6’32
2 – Kerlaveo (Vitor Lopes) • 5’07
3 – O sorriso de Yorick (Rui Barossi) • 6’44
4 – Bamako’s plinn (Jean-Luc Thomas) • 6’54
5 – Modinha (Gabriel Levy) • 5’44
6 – Carrossel voador (Vitor Lopes) • 4’59
7 – Baião de cinco (Gabriel Levy) • 6’29
8 – Entortango (Carlinhos Antunes) • 4’18
9 – Garoto em Caracas (Carlinhos Antunes) • 4’22
10 – Chiquinha (Vitor Lopes) • 3’53
Produced by Kerlaveo and Hirustica.
Recorded live and aditional recordings in March 2015 in the studio Apodi 185 by Gustavo do Valle and Beto Mendonça, mixed by Beto Mendonça.
and at Kerlavéo by Jean-Luc Thomas.
Chiquinha recorded and mixed at Studio Sala Viva, Espaço Cachuera, by Carlos Akamine.
Mastered by Homero Lotito at Reference Mastering Studio.