Harp, percussions, and memories of Cuba. Harp by Maia Darme, percussions by Dominique Blanc, video by Aymen Bachrouch. Music from Les Ilets, by Bernard Andrès.
Bernard Andrès, born in France in 1941, is a much-loved composer, renowned for his colorful and inventive pieces for harp and chamber music ensembles. He published Les Ilets, a suite of folk dances, in 2000. Les Ilets includes five separate pieces: Baion, Mambo, Reggae, Samba and the Rumba performed here. They can be played as a harp solo, but the composer suggested the addition of ad lib percussion.