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(2008/VALCOUR) 13 tracks (55:34) ecopac.  Nearly An Hour Of Pure, Unadulterated Classic... more

Christine Balfa: Plays The Triangle (CD)

(2008/VALCOUR) 13 tracks (55:34) ecopac. 

Nearly An Hour Of Pure, Unadulterated Classic Cajun Triangle. Seriously, Its An Idea So Simple And So Brilliant, We Had To Get Cajun Royal Lineage Involved! This Is Sure To Become A Collector's Item, As We're Only Going To Print A Limited Amount, And It Features Christine Balfa's Playing, The Production Of Chas Justus, Ans The Engineering Of Joel Savoy. No One Will Ever Do This Again.

Working with Christine on this record was effortless. Any artistic direction I could have given would have just gotten in the way of her purely simple yet nuanced style. Her playing transcends genre, stripping away superficiality and reaching directly to the core. It’s playful, emotional and at times cathartic. Let her take you on a journey of musical discovery that channels the old masters yet remains innovative and uniquely Christine.
- Chas Justus, Producer

Christine Balfa comes from a long line of traditional Cajun musicians
centered in the prairies of Southwest Louisiana.  Her father Dewey gave her a triangle while she was still a toddler and she spent much of her childhood jamming with the Balfa Brothers in the family home near Basile.  It wasn’t long, however, until she found herself longing to break free from the stifling tonality of fiddles, accordions, and guitars. An undeniable need to express the sounds she heard around her without limitation – mama stirring coush coush in the pan, cowbells tinkling as the herd came back in for the night, daddy grinding the school bus gears in the morning – became the dominating force in her life.  This CD realizes, at long last, her vision of liberation for the instrument.  Unfettered by melodic or harmonic content, she can finally tell her story, and the story of her people, to the world.
- Dirk Powell, Expert

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  • Interpret: Christine Balfa

  • Album titlle: Plays The Triangle (CD)

  • Price code VCD3
  • Label VALCOUR

  • Genre Cajun & Zydeco

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0884501089012

  • weight in Kg 0.08
Balfa, Christine - Plays The Triangle (CD) CD 1
01 Lanse Au Paille Christine Balfa
02 The Balfa Waltz Christine Balfa
03 La Port En Arrière Christine Balfa
04 Blues De Port Arthur Christine Balfa
05 Valse D'Heritage Christine Balfa
06 'Tit Fer À Grand-Père Christine Balfa
07 Chères Joues Roses Christine Balfa
08 Two-Step D'Acadien Christine Balfa
09 Blues De Tac-Tac Christine Balfa
10 Triangle Club Special Christine Balfa
11 La Valse D'Orphelin Christine Balfa
12 Bayou Teche Two-Step Christine Balfa
13 Pine Grove Blues Christine Balfa
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Tracklist
Balfa, Christine - Plays The Triangle (CD) CD 1
01 Lanse Au Paille
02 The Balfa Waltz
03 La Port En Arrière
04 Blues De Port Arthur
05 Valse D'Heritage
06 'Tit Fer À Grand-Père
07 Chères Joues Roses
08 Two-Step D'Acadien
09 Blues De Tac-Tac
10 Triangle Club Special
11 La Valse D'Orphelin
12 Bayou Teche Two-Step
13 Pine Grove Blues