Performing a concert without knowing how to play your instrument is the daring challenge taken up by the seven members of the French musical group “Les Mamies Guitares”, in English “The Grandma Guitars”. Aged 60-75, Arlette, Françoise, Martine, Danièle, Dominique, Agnès and Brigitte performed on June 30, 2018 at the “Festival Bruisme”.
After “Huguette The Power” and “Les grasses s’latatent”, it’s time to create a buzz around “Les Mamies Guitares”.
Seven senior non-musicians on stage
From June 29th to July 1st 2018 was held the 9th edition of the “Festival Bruisme”, organized by Jazz in Poitiers, France. It is in this context that the project of “Les Mamies Guitares” was born: to bring on stage seven non musicians aged between 60 to 75 years old.
For 5 days, they were able to tame their electric guitars in the company of two musicians, Mathieu Sourisseau and Guillaume Malvoisin, and compose texts to performe on stage: “No individual can be forced, by his granny lable, to sew or make jam. ” The tone is set!
For the musical accompaniment, “Les Mamies Guitares” have used scarves, chopsticks, wire sponges or even a bow to make vibrate the strings of their instruments. A choice assumed on stage: “We reject musical perfection and privilege the experimental. ”
A word to the wise…
Do not miss the chance to listen to “Les Mamies Guitares” in concert!