CLASSICA ORCHESTRA AFROBEAT
Chamber ensemble directed by Marco Zanotti
we're working on our fourth album (CIRCLES, 2023)
SHRINE ON YOU
Fela Kuti goes classical
REGARD SUR LE PASSE
the hymn of the last African Emperor
The secular breath of a virgin forest
A tribute to Nigerian musical genius and pan-africanist rebel Fela Kuti, recorded with his son and heir SEUN KUTI.
It made a full of rave reviews both in Italy and abroad, including participation in 2013 live at the Glastonbury Festival-UK (frst Italian band ever invited) and in 2014 in Perugia as a flagship event of the Radio3 Festival.
Other performances include Piazza del Duomo in Milan, the Baths of Caracalla in Rome with guest Seun Kuti and the New Empowering Church in London.
Lead singer: SEKOUBA BAMBINO
Narrator: BABA SISSOKO
Musical Epic in three movements.
Written by Bembeya Jazz Nationa (Guinee Conakry, 1969) from traditional mandingue theme "Keme Bourama"
Arrangements: Marco Zanotti, Valeria Montanari
Recorded live at the Alighieri Opera House in Ravenna (IT) and presented in 2014 at Rome’s Auditorium Parco della Musica. It’s a musical suite that, through the ancient sounds both European and African, recounts the exploits of the last emperor of Africa, Samory Toure.
Lead singer: NJAMY SITSON
POLYPHONIE is a concept-album and concert dedicated to the greatness of nature, inspired by the breath and the millenary chants of the virgin forest.
With its mix of African and ancient European instruments, the 14-pieces ensemble performs stories that express the power of rite and chorality. The repertoire is exclusively of original compositions
Live acts include a concert in the Casentinese Forest, Teatro Verdi in Sassari, Botanical Garden of Padua, Auditorium Manzoni in Bologna.