Alliance Française of Madras & Phoenix Market City Chennaiwith the support of Institut Français & in collaboration with Oman Air as Airline Partner, The Park, Chennai as Hospitality Partner and Eventjini.com as Online Partner
Date : April 20th
Venue : Courtyard of Phoenix Market City
Time : 7:30 pm
Entry free | Free passes available on eventjini.com
Beltuner was founded in Paris in 2001, the original group was a quartet composed of René SOPA (accordion), Pascal Muller (guitar), Mickael CORREIA (percussions) and Nicolas Pautras (double bass). These four youngsters (back then…) mainly self-taught (except maybe for Johann who started at the age of 6 with his grandfather) first played an album with traditional tracks from Gypsy swing, Parisian musette, tango but also Yiddish and Balkan music. Very soon, a great understanding develops between them and the group moves towards a unique sound and its own style, by mixing genres, bringing various influences (jazz, world music, classic but also pop, rock, funk, electro…) by replacing traditional tracks by unexpected compositions and reprises, according to the concerts and albums.
“Beltuner for this rhythm that the group knows to launch, with the end of the night, the risk of a general trance… A dynamic stage energy of a circus where the accordion draws its thread less bellows in an instrumental body that wouldn’t stop us from shaking a leg and swinging to a Balkan blues tune.”