MAY 10, A DAY TO REMEMBERMay 10 has been the "national day for the memory of slavery and its abolition" since 2006. This national day was chosen after a proposition from the committee for the memory of slavery (report 2005).
As Mr President of the Republic said in his May 30, 2006's speech "May 10 pays tribute to the memory of slaves and commemorates the abolition of slavery".
France is the first State and remains the only one that stated that slave trade and slavery is a "crime againt humanity"; it is also the only one state that dedicated a national day of commemoration.
A CONCERT IN HONOR OF MAY 10
In honor of this day, Martha Fields from Marty and the house of Twang is invited by Bordeaux-USA to play and sing at the "Village de la mémoire" which is sponsored by the city of Bordeaux.
It will take place in Placette de Munich, on the Quay Louis XIII.
The one day's band is made up with:
Marty FIELDS - songster & lyricist (From the USA),
Manu BERTRAND - dobro, mandolin, banjo (one of the most talented dobroists in Europe, he played with Dick Rivers among many famous artists),
Patrick BRUGALIERES - accordion & accordina (He played with Yvette HORNER, Yannick NOAH among many famous artists).
The band will play a special medley of blues, gospel, negro-spiritual, folk and bluegrass songs that echo the influence of Africa on the music in the South of the USA.
The event and concerts are open to everybody and are free.
The village opens at 11:30 and the concerts start at 12:15.
Manu BERTRAND great multi-intrumentalist , he played on the mythical stage of the Olympia and also in several festivals all around France.
Manu played with Dick RIVERS, Jean-Jacques MILTEAU, Eric BIBB, and more recently Wayne LAW and now Marty FIELDS.
|E. Bibb & the logo of the Olympia|
Patrick BRUGALIERES has been playing since1986,with various artists such as Yannick NOAH, Caroline LOEB and even made the last record of Yvette HORNER.
Meanwhile he writes music, in 1995 he started to collaborate with David SECHAN(record company: Encore-Merci) for whom he write "musical illustrations".
He also wrote music for the album "Accordéons-nous" by of Régis DELAYE (Illustra Son)
In 2001, on the themes by Philippe CHANY, he made the arrangement and orchestration for the film by Alain CHABAT Astérix & Obélix, mission Cléopâtre and recorded it in Abbey Road with the London Symphony Orchestra.
Marty FIELDS (USA) is a songster/lyricist, who received several awards. Very Young she sings standard country music songs, sitting on her mother's laps, on the hills of the Appalachia.
Folk and country music has been running though her veins since she was born, she'sthe descendent of a old family made up with songsters, musicians and string-instrument makers that has been living in a region streching from the East of Kentucky to the West of Virginia.
Self-taught guitar-player, Marty strated to write song at an early age. Last year, she dedicated her time writing and composing the album Long way from home (#17 on the FAR chart).
During her career, she played with Ricky SKAGGS and Merle TRAVIS. After 2 triumphant tours in Europe, Marty spends some time in Bordeaux, France. This Texan "troubadour" offered her heart each time she sings, with a strong and emotional voice.
|Skaggs & Travis|
She moves her audience with a musical trip to the South of the USA. During each concert, Marty enthralls her audience with her energy, her talent, her authenticity and shares her passion for music.
|Marty and her regular band: Martha & the House of Twang|