CLASSICA ORCHESTRA AFROBEAT

Chamber ensemble directed by Marco Zanotti

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NEWS: we're working on our fourth album

Booking 2021: special concert 10  years

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SHRINE ON YOU

Fela Kuti goes classical

2011

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

2014

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

POLYPHONIE

The secular breath of a virgin forest

2017

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

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