Bara Gwin is a musical group based in Seattle, WA that performs Fest Noz or Night Party music from Brittany, France. This unique genre is popular in Europe but almost unknown in the U.S.
We are an American group who play Breton music with an aggressive, complex sound. Whether through heritage, chance, or travel we have become immersed in this vibrant and unique musical culture, which was recently added to UNESCO’s prestigious Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. We look forward to sharing this music with you at a concert or dance.
The group uses powerful instrumentation, intricate arrangements and a generous serving of original material, sometimes adding subtle flavors of klezmer, balkan, jazz, blues, rock, and other music to the Breton recipe.
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