Ahez

French vocal group from Brittany

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Ahez
Left to right: Diridollou, Lavigne and Le Guillou
Left to right: Diridollou, Lavigne and Le Guillou
Background information
OriginCarhaix, Brittany, France
Genres
Years active2018–present
Associated acts
Members
  • Marine Lavigne
  • Sterenn Diridollou
  • Sterenn Le Guillou

Ahez is a French vocal group from Carhaix, Brittany, consisting of Marine Lavigne, Sterenn Diridollou and Sterenn Le Guillou.[1] The trio represented France in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 together with Alvan with the song "Fulenn".[2]

History

Diridollou, Lavigne and Le Guillou met during their studies at Diwan secondary school in Carhaix, Brittany, where they practised the traditional singing style kan ha diskan.[1][3] The name "Ahez" comes from Ker Ahez, a popular etymology for the Breton name of Carhaix (Karaez), and Ahes, a Breton mythological figure.[4] The group started performing at fest-noz festivals in 2018, and took part in the 2018 edition of the Inter-Celtic Festival of Lorient with the band Eben.[5]

In the summer of 2021, they met singer and producer Alvan in a bar in Rennes.[1] Together, they participated in Eurovision France, c'est vous qui décidez ! 2022 ("Eurovision France, you decide ! 2022"), the French national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, with the song "Fulenn".[5] They went on to win the competition, winning both the jury vote and televote.[2] "Fulenn" is set to be the first Eurovision entry to be sung in Breton since 1996.[6]

Discography

Singles

Title Year Album
"Fulenn" (with Alvan) 2022 Magma

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Allain, Camille (27 February 2022). "Pour « Eurovision France », Alvan et Ahez mixe électro et chant breton". 20 minutes (in French). Retrieved 5 March 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Alvan & Ahez will represent France in Italy with 'Fulenn'". Eurovision.tv. 5 March 2022. Retrieved 5 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Le groupe Alvan & Ahez « immensément fier de porter la langue bretonne » à l'Eurovision [Interview]" [The group Alvan & Ahez “tremendously proud to bring the Breton language” to Eurovision [Interview]]. Le Telegramme (in French). 6 March 2022. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Eurovision France 2022: Alvan & Ahez en interview !". L'Eurovision au Quotidien (in French). 3 March 2022. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  5. ^ a b Le Guennec, Mael (16 February 2022). "Eurovision 2022 : un groupe breton parmi les douze finalistes français" [Eurovision 2022: a Breton group among the twelve French finalists]. France 3 Bretagne (in French). Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  6. ^ Farren, Neil (16 February 2022). "France: Eurovision France: 'C'est Vous Qui Décidez' 2022 Songs Revealed". Eurovoix. Retrieved 11 March 2022.

External links

  • Media related to Ahez at Wikimedia Commons


Awards and achievements
Preceded by France in the Eurovision Song Contest
2022
Succeeded by
TBA
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