Enriched by their experience acquired at the Fest Noz, (traditional Breton night festival) the four quartet members bring to their concerts their commitment to a dance music that is opened to the world.
Youn Kamm gives an oriental flavour to his trumpet playing with evocations of Lebanon and Turkey. Yann Le Corre has immersed himself in Brazilian forrò. Jerome Kerihuel has perfected his tablas technique in India. As for Timothy Le Bour, his sax sometimes sounds like a Roumanian tàrogato.
‘Ndiaz fosters a refined musical style and communicates its own energy to us, giving us a transcendental and exalted dance experience.
With long circling lines at its foundation, and, popular world music and improvisation as its focal point ‘Ndiaz has invented a Breton world music which would seem to have left home in search of a way to resettle in Brittany.
Yann Le Corre
In his 15 years of stage performance, of participation in Fest Noz and festivals, Yann has been able to develop his own musical universe, notably in the group Karma (celtic fusion) which he created and of which he is a tireless advocate. But he is also in contact with numerous other musicians such as Patrick Molard, Jean-Louis Le Vallégant (in Les Confidences sonores), Frédéric Lory, Fred Boudineau (Fred Combo), Erik Marchand (Kreiz Breizh Akademi # 3) or Nør Quartet .
It was in an encounter with the virtuoso accordeonist Daniel Mille, while he was blowing his lungs out on the school benches in the Arpege Academy in Paris, that he became confirmed in his desire to link Breton music with Jazz through improvisation and harmonization. He is currently playing with the Brazilian Music Trio Bel Air de Forrò as well as in a duo with the singer Faustine Audebert.Liens
The trumpet, tuba, flute, biniou – electronic machines… He is a true all-round musician. The Breton singer Youn Kamm plays each of these instruments in turn with equal virtuosity and gusto.
As a binioù player he knows the complicity in a couple of traditional sonneurs (biniou and bombard). He has distilled the essence of the transcendental dancing of Breton Saturday night sessions, blending it with the figure dancing as a member of Pevar Den and Alambik Electrik, and has created new sound experiences, mixing traditional and contemporary musical composition (François Robin Expérience with Trafic Sonore).
He was involved with Jean-Louis Le Vallegant, one of the centerpieces of the Confidences Sonores, and an enthusiastic student of Erik Marchand at the heart of the Kreiz Breizh Akademi #3. He has spent five years now touring with his multiple instruments from the East to the West accompanied by virtuoso oriental trumpet player, Ibrahim Maalouf.Liens
Timothée Le Bour
He has been performing at Festoù-noz since he was very young ( his current group is called The Bour-Bodros 5tet) where he is soon exposed to other popular European cultures and draws inspiration from them. His curiosity and desire to link them with his own culture lead him to Caransebes (Banat, Roumania) to study with Costica Olan and Danny Lova, two renowned masters of the saxophone and tàrogato. In 2010 he also joins a third group, Rambalh, an ensemble of around thirty musicians from groups such as La Mal Coiffée, Du Bartas, Têtes Raides etc …
Different projects come from these encounters : Charkha, n’diaz or Nør Quartet (guest Maura Guerrera).
Since ’95, he has featured in numerous projects on stage or on CD: Naab, Sofiane, Manu Fernandez, Jean-Louis Le Vallégant, Mukta, Dan Ar Braz, Mercedes O'Keff, Noguet-Robert Quartet, Bescond Trioor Jean-Baptiste Ferré (Orchestre National de Barbès, Alpha Blondy). He has also taken part in 2003/04 in the experimental adventure « La Nuit des Chacals » as musician in residence at Quartz, the National Theatre of Brest. He has composed music (sound tracks) for theatre TV and internet sites (Winner in the Flash Award prize in New York 2002).
Finally, since 1997, he has made regular trips to India (Jaipur gharana in Rajasthan) where he has been perfecting his tablas technique. He has been studying there with the great master percussionist, Pandit Girdhari Maharaj. At the moment he is playing with the pianist Didier Squiban’s trio.