The caïtos (pronounced ‘caïtus’) are called that in the Gard (Occitania) and are musical themes of which the origins and names of the composers have been lost. They are a kind of two-tempo farandole. They have been inherited by oral tradition and transforming according to the fantasy or virtuosity of their interpreters. In Caïtos, Bachevalier has been trying to integrate this music into his jazz proposal, a word the etymology of which lies in the French word jaser of the 17th century, which was the first current of encounters in New Orleans, then French land. European music with African music; chromatic scale and pentatonic scale, minor third and major third, blue note, birth of the blues... MICHEL BACHEVALIER QUINTET attempts and manages to make these themes sound and to improvise with music
The Mercat de Música Viva de Vic is preparing its 32nd edition with performances and digital content as its professional activity.Due to the crisis generated by COVID-19, the professional activities of the Market will be offered online in a very special way. There will also be face-to-face concerts, which will be adapted to the re-opening phase in force in September.