one of the most beautiful towns on the French Riviera
The group is called Les Banès and they played at the Fête de la Branda in Gorbio village last October. I haven't a clue what this instrument is called - it would appear to be made of cowbells inserted into a peice of wood. It sounded good!
Villages near to Menton: Gorbio
Interesting and unusual.
une belle ceinture de cloches, il fait de la musique avec ?
I am enjoying your series inspired by the wood theme. This is an unusual "instrument." I think it would need to be part of an ensemble, as by itself it is capable of only half of an octave.I note the name of the band is les Banes. I don't know French, but there is a town north of Monaco called Dignes les Banes. Maybe that is where they are from. It is the home town of Alexandra David-Neel, a ground-breaking woman who explored TIbet nearly 100 years ago, disguising her gender.
Olivier, yes he plays with a group, the rest of which play normal instruments, clarinet, drums etc.
I like the look the wood and the metal,including the shapes of each bell. Also, get a look at that leather belt that attaches the instrument round his body.
(I didn't know Alexandra David-Neel was from Dignes-les-Banes--thought she was Parisian.--Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed her writings about her adventures.)This is one cool instrument; if I were musical, I'd try to create one myself and play it.
Never saw one of those before.
I love the way you've captured the musical tilt of his hip.
This is so cool looking. Would love to hear the sound it makes.
I haven't seen an instrument like this, only something similar used for folk music in Sardinia.
This is one of a fascinating array of percussion instruments. I suspect the cow bell sound adds a great deal to the ensemble!
It looks like a fun and funny instrument! I guess it's not played by the Monaco symphony orchestra, non?
It is called the instrument without a name :-)) Very ingenious.
I love your "wood" series, for all that it shows of the place and people. I suspect your musician created this wonderful instrument - and the dents and changes in shape may be attempts at tuning!Three Rivers Daily Photo
Why am I thinking Caribbean? And thanks for the reminder that I've just let my Hands Series go by the wayside. Maybe I'll remember and get cracking!Great shot here Jilly.V
The wood may give the cowbells some pleasing extra resonance. Four notes is pretty limiting, though. I really like how you composed this shot.
No answer yet to your question! There is still hope! :-)
Wow, that's a first look at that rather unusual instrument. Whatever it is called!
What an interesting music instrument! I bet the music is organic and beautiful.
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