Bordeaux Chanson celebrated its 20th anniversary at the Grand Parc

The disco ball sits under the grill of the Grand Parc village hall and produces an atmosphere between dancing and nightclub, with tables and chairs for a cabaret dimension. Bordeaux Chanson has spent twenty years programming artists that we listen to with sometimes monastic attention and has chosen self-deprecation, rhinestones and sequins to officially celebrate the anniversary. Even the president of the collective since its creation, Marine Schnegg, has swapped cool simplicity for an outfit between Rita Hayworth in “Gilda” and… the Castafiore in Tintin.


Marine Schnegg, president of Bordeaux Chanson, surrounded by members of the listening committee and the board of directors. They are not always dressed like this.

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She says “the pride of having accomplished all this solely between volunteers, maintaining an economy that is certainly fragile but guaranteeing total freedom of programming which has introduced hundreds of artists over two decades. » Friendships internally, friendships also established with these singers, the vast majority of them singer-songwriters drawing a fascinating song landscape so little illuminated by the mainstream media. Eleven of them came free of charge this Saturday to celebrate the 20th anniversary.


Guilhem Valayé, impressive presence and voice, like his universe.

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Royal Nataf

The Ringmaster is Scottish: Elwyn Galway, alias Évelyne Gallet, performs the transitions with impressive demeanor after singing “L’Hymne à l’amour” in English, flanked by Freddy Mc Bobin, Frédéric Bobin in fact, from The Creusot. Tom Bird, Eskelina and Bobin follow one another, all with sensitivity. A certain JP Nataf, half of the Innocents, acts as a discreet drummer on a few tracks, before singing on the keyboard and in a duet with the delicate Carole Masseport on “Enquilibre”.

Guilhem Valayé nails it once again in three songs then Nataf returns, kills the game with “Mon Ami d’en Haut”, one of the most beautiful songs of the last 30 years. “You are lucky to have Bordeaux Chanson”, the association’s traveling companion for eighteen years. “Here, everything is allowed, even the craziest projects. We are received with warmth, kindness and joy. Which allows us to sing sad songs. » And to reprise the immortal “Pauvre Martin” by Brassens, accompanied by the choir of colleagues from this gentle first part.

Carole Masseport and JP Nataf, “In balance”.


Carole Masseport and JP Nataf, “In balance”.

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Luxuriance

“Unfailing support from artists and projects,” says Tom Bird. Improbable duets, threesomes, offbeat revisits of a “great” singer at the Grand Parc, July concerts under the magnolia tree at the Ferme du Ruisseau in Haillan, adventures of all kinds (including the Haillan sung festival from June 5 to 8) with the Salle de l’Entrepôt, concerts in local homes: Bordeaux Chanson has continued to multiply, reinventing itself to hold “the thread that binds us, knots us together” by Father Souchon.

Elwyn Galway and Freddy Mc Bobin, aka Evelyne Gallet and Fred Bobin.


Elwyn Galway and Freddy Mc Bobin, aka Evelyne Gallet and Fred Bobin.

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Jade Morrisson, Marc Delmas, l’Askehoug, la Gallet and Thierry Stremler provide a second part to the growing fiesta. All the artists sing “Whistling on the hill” a cappella at the end, joined in chorus by the 200 spectators before the dancefloor is electrified by DJ Gilles to close. Laura Cahen, Séverin and Clio are announced for October and their Courant d’airs festival. Long live the wind.

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