A Contrabanda

A Contrabanda plays traditional music from Galicia (north of Spain) on gaita (Galician bagpipes) and percussion (tambourine, shells, drum...).

This ’banda de gaitas’ is the result of the lessons gaita and percussion at Muziekpublique (Brussels). Galician music is -thanks to its celtic roots- close to Irish and Breton music. Contrabanda plays the typical Galician rythms (muiñeira, similar to the ’jig’, jota, paso doble, polka, rumba etc), and also shows you how to dance on them!

In recent years A Contrabanda played at several festivals in Belgium and France (Festival Euroceltes Strasbourg, Parkfeesten Sterrebeek etc).

We teach Galician and Irish music -gaita, flute, pandereta and tambor- every Thursday in Brussels at the Muziekpublique World Music and Dance Academy.

Line-up:

Gaita (galician bagpipes):
Françoise Legros
Dorien Strobbe
Nuno Ferreira Duarte

Raphael De Cock

& pupils
 

Percussion:

Herminda Richer Lopez
Karen De Pooter
Annabel Araico
Xavier Sanchez
Fabienne Demuynck
Pierre Lehert

& pupils

Website: A Contrabanda

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