Verdun-sur-Garonne. Thirty years after his birth, Tarn and Garock say goodbye

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A beautiful anniversary was celebrated, a few months late, Saturday 13 November, in the village hall, that of a baby born in the same place on March 7 1991: Tarn and Garock, springboard of current music for thirty years. And for three decades, a policy and local actions led by Adda 82, now Tarn-et-Garonne Arts and Culture (TGAC) to discover, promote and bring these music as close as possible to the local populations.

Sylvia Pinel, MP, present on stage at the opening of the evening, with Marie-Claude Nègre, president of the community of communes, and the mayor Stéphane Thuyères, who introduced the event, explains: “It is essential to bring culture to small towns, villages far from cultural poles. It is an area that I consider important, the cultural sector. in general, and in priority the local cultural actors and the actions they lead. This evening, it is also the recovery after a long break, a moment of meetings, of pleasure. “

Tarn and Garock, it’s over; in any case, in its current form of a springboard. But the adventure continues for musicians with Daad Music, a structure created several years ago and which aims to better support projects: two or three groups will be selected each year, which will benefit from various professional tools to broaden their skills, like artist residencies, studio work – Verdun-sur-Garonne has an excellent recording studio – legal initiation, communication, etc. A call for projects has already been launched for musicians who want to go further.

In the meantime, more than 150 spectators came to the party to listen, vibrate, move, with the four groups present, mixing emerging artists and former winners who have become professionals: Well Inc, Univers-L, Ecchymose Rose and Bazar Bellamy.

Crossing of generations on stage as in the public, less numerous than for other editions in the same place – Covid and health pass have been there – but warm and happy to share a long convivial moment.

Jean-Luc Garcia, in charge of current music for TGAC, is satisfied that this evening, scheduled for March, has finally been able to take place: “It’s an excellent thing that musicians were once again able to confront the public, especially those who are just starting out. Our mission is to support projects around current music and to support local artists. be to go on stage, to play live. ” Of which act.

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