Café Charbons (FRA)

Café Charbons

Café Charbons (FRA)

Café Charbons (FRA)Established in 1863, the Café Charbon in the Oberkampf district of Paris became a haunt of choice for incomers from Auvergne, Limousin and elsewhere, for workers coming to the capital to make their fortunes. In the 1980s three musicians sought out that bygone dance munificence – homing in on bourrée. The Café Charbons (plural) rewrote history and their influence shaped the Francophone folk dance revival. They regrouped in 2016 after nearly 30 years. And maintenant (‘now’, ‘jetzt’) voilà! this dance sensation ‘nouvelle’ est arrivé!