TRAM des Balkans

POP’N’TRAD

KOBIZ PROJECT

After 15 years of common adventures and more than 700 concerts, the 5 musicians of TRAM des Balkans have reached every artist’s dream: to share their whirling passion and to make their fans feel good!
The show goes on with Kobiz Project. Their 5th album opens up to imaginary horizons where traditions mingle and become one, thus building new bridges across a dreamed, global and borderless Europe, from the Mediterranean to Central Asia. Always steeped in Klezmer music and traditional Eastern European tunes, the band managed to step away from a loyal tribute to carry out the influences of each musician and to crave for discoveries. It is obvious that these five boys are guided by pleasure. Their classical training is at the service of a
peculiar and moving musical freedom. They create music with a meaning to bring people closer to each other. Their music is joyful, sensual, and mysterious and has a great sense of humanity.

TRAM des Balkans Team

Vincent Westphal : Clarinet, vocals
Diego Meymarian : Violin, Mandolin, banjo, vocals
Vincent Gaffet : Accordion, harmonica, vocals
Mathieu Cervera : Drums
Nicolas Canavaggia : Double-bass, bass
Scénographie : Gala Ognibene et Benjamin Nesme

Partners

Production : Les Entêtés Production,
Co-production : SMAC la Cordonnerie (26)
Residency support: Mairie du Château d’Oléron (17), Centre Culturel L’Allegro (01), Centre Culturel La Palène (16), La Puce à l’Oreille (63)
Support: Région Auvergne Rhône Alpes, Département Isère, Spedidam, CNV, SACEM, ADAMI, Bureau Export
L’Autre Distribution

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PRESS REVIEW

« Their music is inspired by Eastern Europe music, with undeniable musical originality, openness
for all styles and genres (jazz, pop, throat singing, rock…) that we cannot clearly perceive as they are
fully assimilated and repossessed. It is strong, it has taste, it swings and coos with humour,
cheekiness, nostalgia»
C.R. TRAD MAG.

« the five musicians get up on stage like on a boxing ring, the eye of the tiger, crooked claws and
perfect footwork. It is sweet, spicy, and strange, there are words sounding and airy layers reveal
themselves throughout the tasting session. The performance is to be seen as well as heard. »
La Montagne

« (…) TRAM acknowledges us to close this boisterous and eery show. A strange feeling, a taste of
happiness and proud joy to have been welcomed to share a great moment. » Zikannuaire.com.
« 3 loony singers and eloquent musicians in an explosive and contaminating harmony. »
« A great contact with the audience and just enough emotion, humour and heat to lift the spirits to an
army of depressed.»
S. Denis, Le Scarabée

« TRAM makes voices vibrate and languages clash. It is throaty, powerful, impressive. Emotions
are tangible as music becomes flesh! The band’s original compositions bounce back with a
recapture of so many different musical styles and bring an “undeniable originality” to the scenery»

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