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France's annual Vieilles Charrues festival is on in the northwestern region of Brittany. The country's largest music festival, which ends Sunday and is set to host around 200,000, will feature top international headliners such as the Arctic Monkeys and the Black Keys.

But the Bretons are famously proud of their region (even sometimes for good reason!) and Vieilles Charrues would not feel complete without a wide variety of local bands.

One of these happens to be called Les Brethoniques, slated to take the stage Saturday. Formed last year, they play traditional Breton music, but also explain that they follow the "example of Ethiopian music popularized in Europe by the Ethiopiques .... The result is called Brethoniques and is not a mixture or a juxtaposition of styles. This is the power of Central Brittany!"

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