31st Musique en Périgord Festival


The festival "Musique en Périgord" was first presented in 1989 in the roman church at Audrix, a small village located between the Vézère and Dordogne rivers. It will celebrate its thirty first anniversary.
The Festival is intended to introduce talented young musicians as well as recognized artists, to bring classical music to the rural environment, and to provide great music in small settings. It strives to attract new audiences by offering programs of diverse musical genres and tastes, and hopes to introduce children to classical as well as to other kinds of music.
Exposing children to the joy and appreciation of good music is an important goal. Music enriches the lives of the young and also creates the audiences of tomorrow.
The content and format of the program is created for an intimate environment intended to bring together the musicians ad the audiences, young and old. A welcoming, family atmosphere characterizes our Festival.

In 2019, "Musique en Périgord" festival will be presented from July28 to August 12.

The various concerts will be performed in the Roman churches of Audrix, Les Eyzies, Saint-Chamassy, on the banks of Vézère River in Le Bugue, in the auditorium of Saint-Cyprien, and in the park of Campagne’s Castle. Le Gouffre de Proumeyssac will also participate in "Musique en Périgord".

Laurent Lévy
Artistic Director

CHEMIRANI Trio Iranian Percussion | World Music

Friday, August 9, 2019 at 9 pm / Les Eyzies de Tayac Romanesque church

A zarb is a Persian drum made of mulberry or walnut wood with a goat skin membrane stuck around its entire perimeter. Originally from the North of Iran, the instrument then travelled throughout Africa and Asia and became popular thanks to Turkish, Eastern European and North African musicians. The zarb, or tombak, is a drum and a melodic instrument, which is played with both fingers and the palm of the hand. It can produce as many notes as a piano and offers seemingly unlimited melodic and rhythmic combinations.

It is really a splendid opportunity for our Festival to receive the Chemirani Trio for the third time. Spectators who have been lucky enough to hear them play here will have been bewitched by these exceptional percussionists.
For close to 40 years and since a famous solo recording for Harmonia Mundi, Djamchid Chemirani (born in Teheran in 1942) has followed his musical path accompanied by two of his sons: Keyvan and Bijan. Each of them has developed their own culture, explored different sound worlds and nurtured their own musical career. But they always returned to their big common work: formulating a universal rhythmic language. Dawâr represents the end of the path : never had the three Chemiranis reached such a limpidity of sound, born from the merging of their three strikes: it is through the exhilarating conscience of the work created together that they reach the spiritual experience so much at the heart of Iranian culture.

Djamchid Chemirani, Bijan Chemirani, Keyvan Chemirani
Zarb, Daf, Bendir, Udu