Rennes celebrates the accordion with Le Grand Soufflet
27th September, 2016
First staged in 1996, Le Grand Soufflet is a festival which
celebrates the music of the accordion, and is held in the Breton city of Rennes
and the surrounding region, where youíll find our luxury villas in Brittany,
This yearís event will take place from Thursday October 6
until Saturday October 15, taking in venues as diverse as village halls, market
places and cultural centres.
The accordion is a musical instrument which has been long
associated with France, with this festival being a proud and bold celebration
of the instrumentís contribution to music around the world. More than 12,000
people visit every year, watching musicians and performers play at more than 30
Though the accordion is a traditional instrument, one of the
festivalís main aims is to demonstrate the modernity and diversity of the
accordion and how it still helps to create great music today. The variety of
music on offer will span all kinds of genre, including folk, jazz, rock and
electronic, bringing together talented musicians not only from France but from
all over the world, from as far as Argentina, Finland and Madagascar.
The festival seeks to educate visitors about the accordion
not only through music but also through a range of other mediums such as film
and contemporary dance, offering both historical and artistic insights into the
instrument and its role in various cultures.