CLASSICA ORCHESTRA AFROBEAT
13 elements mixed baroque ensemble from Italy. Directed by Marco Zanotti
SHRINE ON YOU
Fela Kuti goes classical
A tribute to Nigerian musical genius and pan-africanist rebel Fela Kuti, following 2011 album featuring SEUN KUTI.
Live acts include Glastonbury (UK), Radio3 Festival in Perugia and Piazza del Duomo, Milan
REGARD SUR LE PASSE
the hymn of the last African Emperor
Musical Epic in three movements.
Written by Bembeya Jazz Nationa (Guinee Conakry, 1969) from traditional mandingue theme "Keme Bourama"
Arrangements: Marco Zanotti, Valeria Montanari
Lead singer: SEKOUBA BAMBINO
Narrator: BABA SISSOKO
Live acts include Ravenna Festival and Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome
The secular breath of a virgin forest,
the silences that inhabit it, the songs that reveal it
POLYPHONIE is a concept-concert dedicated to forest and nature. With its mix of African and ancient European instruments, the 14-pieces ensemble from Italy performs stories that express the power of rite and chorality. The use of voices and the counterrpoint bears fitness to both the value of European musical tradition and to rich African rhytmic heritage.
Lead singer: NJAMY SITSON
Live acts include Ravenna Festival and Teatro Verdi, Sassari