L'École Anémochore - Trad Music School in Nouméa, New Calédonia
Anemochore - a plant in which the fruits or seeds are dispersed by wind
New Caledonia is located in the southwest Pacific Ocean east of Australia. The archipelago, part of the Melanesia subregion, includes the main island of Grande Terre, the Loyalty Islands, the Chesterfield Islands, the Belep archipelago, the Isle of Pines, and a few remote islets.
L'École Anémochore ("The Anemochorous School") is a trad music school in New Caledonia focusing on oral transmission through traditional music from Europe (Ireland, France, Scandinavia) and Polynesia.
- Flute lessons with flute player Lucie Périer
- Irish Music workshop
- Breton Music workshop
- Trad music initiation workshop
Irish music sessions in Nouméa
1st & 3rd Wednesdays at La Fiesta
Traditional Music in New Caledonia
The French took formal possesion of New Caledonia in 1853 and made the country a penal colony. The indigenous poulation, The Kanak, were excluded from the French economy and relegated to reservations and their culture was lost and traditions forbidden...
A huge work on the Kanak cultural heritage has been carried out for over two decade and kanak traditional music is taught again in music schools. The Kanak flute, one of the oldest and most sacred instrument in New Caledonia, has been re-invented, for it had been lost due to the French occupation.
Flute player Lucie Périer is renowned for her use of silver boehm flute on traditional repertoire both on Irish music, and breton and french folk music for dancing. She has toured extensively in France with Normandy-based folk band Les Round'Baleurs, as well as fest-noz band and award-winner Trio Tarare. Born to a very musical family steeped in Irish traditional music, Lucie defines... more
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