In the Occitan language, the “talvera” is the unploughed strip of land on the edge of a field, where the wild grasses and the weeds mingle and flourish.
It’s in this land of freedom that Daniel Loddo’s songs are born and where they rise up, chattering, laughing and shouting, too, if need be, to wake you up and shake you up. And La Talvera are continuing to evolve through their encounters with different cultures, musical styles and languages…
Over the years, they have worked and performed with Massilia Sound System, Moussu T, Breton musicians and Brazilian artist Silvério Pessoa, amongst others.
For La Talvera, traditional music is far from set in stone, it’s a fertile ground that is open to all possibilities, all struggles and all rebellions.
Because the song of the people has the same meaning wherever you go.
Daniel LODDO : songwriter, of Occitan and Sardinian descent, whose youth was spent in the vineyards and in the poorer working-class neighbourhoods of Gaillac – vocals, craba (bagpipe), accordion
Céline RICARD : born in rural Aveyron, “a unique voice that’s as sharp and as sweet as life itself…” – vocals, pifre (flute), graile (oboe)
Fabrice ROUGIER : clarinets, saxophone
Jean-Pierre VIVENT : drums, percussions
Franck RIVET & Sergio SARANICHE : guitar, bass guitar
Aelis LODDO : vocals, violin