Txütxükan (pronounced 'TshooTshooKan') is a young punchy French band, mainly inspired by Eastern European music (Gypsy, Balkan, Klezmer), with influences from a wide range of music, our repertoire includes fast, festive sets, emotional songs, well-known tunes, and a bit of madness. We toured for 3 years in France, Ireland, and Germany, playing over 170 gigs. In 2010 we lived together in Ireland for 9 months to record a new album.
All the influences of the band come together on this album where you will hear us travel; listening to languorous swing, upbeat surf, going to the East through the Balkans as far as Indonesia, and even lose ourselves in electric roads (Rock, funk ..).
This is a 10 track album with only original music !
Here are two tracks you can listen to:
We're asking you to participate in the album through Fund it to help finance the last steps of the production (duplication, graphic design, etc) and make the right decision about how many albums to duplicate... and hopefully get back on the road! (InchalaHH !)
The album (Digipack) will be ready in August for a new tour in Ireland !!
“A lively fusion of Balkan and Gypsy music with influences from all over the world. Expect more than a few dents in the dance floor by the time they finish.”
Irish Independent - Irish Independent
“The music has a fresh kind of pureness. (...) A pleasure to listen to, with moments of virtuoso play.”
Eelco Schilder - Folk World
“An insatiable appetite for staging energetic and spirited nights. Masters of many instruments from the bouzouki to the sax, their frisky and frolicsome original music incorporates influences from Gypsy and Balkan traditional dances, raising audiences to their feet for a whirl of a jig!”
Dun Laoghaire Festival World Culture
“The self-titled release is an excellent cross-section of musical creativity culturally steeped and brewed in the folk and gypsy traditions of Europe. [...] If you are looking for a fusion-based Balkan/Gypsy group, then look no further. The boys of Txutxukan are here to stay! ”
Matthew Forss - Inside World Music