Below you can find the bands that will play at the 2019 Dansstage.
Mr. Folxlide (CZ)
True & blue, loopin’ & stompin’ bar & bal folk. Roots Euroamericana. Cigar box, voice, looper and feet. Mikuláš Bryan creates a bridge between tradition and modernity, mixing electronics with traditional dance rhythms – a melting pot of balfolk, blues, Americana and New France music.
Aérokorda is a band of three, formed within the Balfolk community. Their music is heavily influenced by both Irish sounds as well as folkmusic from the Balkan area, and this comes together to create a unique sound that is loved by all in the wonderful world of Balfolk dancing.
Adriaan Van Wonterghem: guitar // Davy Cautaerts: whistle and octave mandolin // Pavel Souvandjiev: violin
Saturday (Open Ball)
ba.fnu stands for bal folk nuevo – the new approach to bal folk. As musicians, they are inspired by the revolutions of tango nuevo and electroswing: we bring beats, samples and electronics to the traditional dance music. As dancers, they introduce principles and aspects of other social dances and contemporary dance into bal folk to create a fresh, vivid form approachable by the contemporary audience. On both levels they aspire to create a bridge between tradition and moderny, with a deep respect to the traditional material.
Mikuláš Bryan: cittern, kobza, voice // Daniel Kahuda: hurdy-gurdy, voice // Šimon Vojtík: percussions, keyboard, electronics, voice
SousLePont are characterised by their unusual instrumentation (trombone, xylophone & accordion) and their original repertoire which is mainly written for couple dances, but it doesn’t end there!
Guillaume Viala : Xylophone, Percussions // Jean-Baptiste Brunel : Accordion // Raphaël André : Trombone, Guitar
More information will follow.
Svall Harps (FR/CH)
Harp and nyckelharpa have one thing in common: way too many strings to tune. That’s why Sara Buffler also sings and Emelie Waldken plays the fiddle too. The two musicians have studied in the same Swedish schools but met in… France, by pure chance. Discovering a similar love for polska and vals, for jokes about vegetables and for silly traditional songs, Sara and Emelie decided to form Svall Harps. Prepare for energetic Swedish and non-Swedish dances, with a lot of tuning time in-between to catch your breath.
Sara Buffler: harp, voice // Emelie Waldken: nyckelharpa, fiddle
Zigo is a young, original, energetic quintet from Belgium. Their aim is to make a bridge between danceable music and world-funk-fusion. Let yourself get surprised by the freshness of their sound and their groovy, hot and sexy melodies.
Pablo Golder: diatonic accordion // Ambroos De Schepper: saxophone // Florian De Schepper: electric guitar // Sam Van Ingelghem: bass // Wout Van Liedekerke: drum-percussions