Violons Barbares is a meeting between three musicians from Bulgaria, France and Mongolia. Using the traditional Mongolian violin Morin Khur, the Bulgarian Gadulka and percussion, the trio brings a refreshing and skillful mixture of their traditions using both instruments and vocals.
The band’s repertoire predominantly consists of traditional pieces that take you on a journey across the world: we travel on wild Mongolian horses from the melodic, romantic country of France to the more open hearted Bulgaria and all the places that lie between the three countries. Sometimes the music almost sounds like rock, although it’s played on acoustic instruments, and other times the focus shifts to the purity of traditional sounds.
The best elements of the three worlds have been brought together in an energetic package. It’s an irresistible combination!
- Dandarvaanchig Enkhjargal – morin khoor, overtone singing
- Dimitar Gougov – gadulka, voice
- Fabien Guyot – percussions, voice
- Benoît Burger – sound