- Published: Wednesday, 21 March 2018 15:53
“La Kompanoj kantas Brel en esperanto”
CD 13 titles + booklet 16 pages and Digital album - 46:26 mn
The Compagnie Double Un, Esperanto Gironde, Vinilkosmo, and La Kompanoj are proud to annonce the release of their new album:
La Kompanoj kantas Brel en esperanto
It all began during the SAT-Amikaro Congress in 2004, where FaMo, author-composer, singer, and accordionist, well known among the Esperantists, and Patrik and Franswaz, pillars of the Compagne Double Un. The Esperantists have probably met these last two during some congress or other in the years 2005-2010, with their repetroire of popular world songs, and perhaps they also know their CD, Sen lim' ĝis, that won a prize at the Belarta Konkurso in 2010. A great friendship was born, and these three musicians have worked together regularly, be it for the Compagnie Double Un's recordings, or for FaMo's personal projects.
During the "Nacia Vespero" of the 100th World Esperanto Congress in Lille, France, the group La Kompanoj performed a musical show entitled "Brell inter la gigantoj", in which FaMo sang five of Jacques Brell's songs. They noticed that no album of the famous Belgian singer existed en Esperanto. Great fans of Brell, they decided to repair that lack. Two of the Kompanoj in particular followed FaMo and his accordion in this adventure: Bernard Legeay, sousaphone, and Pierre Bouvier, voice, banjo, and guitar. They assembled some twenty translations, by Marcel Redoulez and other translators.
A few months ago, FaMo asked the Compagnie Double Un for logistic help in bringing this project to fruition. The CD was recorded in the Compagnie Double Un's studio with Patrik Delaby, and the administrative part was accomplished by Franswaz Rochette. They received the authorization from the rightholders for thirteen songs.
The birth of this album is a tribute to one of the greatest French language singers of the 20th Century. All this was made possible mostly thanks to subscriptions, gifts, and support of the Esperanto Mouvement.
The album was released on the 22nd of March 2018, which is also the 50th anniversary of the Spring Events in France in 1968.
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