Que Vola ? Que Vola

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Album-Release:
2019

HRA-Release:
25.01.2019

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Genre: Jazz

Subgenre: Mainstream Jazz

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  • 1Kabiosile (Saludo a Changó)02:44
  • 2Nganga07:02
  • 3Calle Luz03:33
  • 4Que Vola ?07:02
  • 5Iyesa05:55
  • 6Fruta Bomba03:37
  • 7Resistir11:43
  • Total Runtime41:36

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When a French trombonist brings together a jazz septet with 3 young Cuban percussionists to reinterpret Afro-Cuban sacred music, you get one of the most exciting jazz projects of the year!

French jazz meets sacred afro-cuban rythms" A unique musical project that brings a French jazz septet, assembled by Fidel Fourneyron, together with 3 young and highly-skilled Cuban percussionists who are as brilliant at the art of summoning Afro-Cuban divinities as they are at vibing up the clubs of La Havana, where they play their raucous rumba.

Adonis Panter Calderon, congas, batà
Ramon Tamayo Martinez, congas, batà
Barbaro Crespo Richard, congas, cajon, batà
Elie Duris, drums
Thibaud Soulas, double bass
Bruno Ruder, Fender Rhodes
Fidel Fourneyron, trombone
Aymeric Avice, trumpet
Hugues Mayot, tenor saxophone
Benjamin Dousteyssier, alto- and baritone saxophone



¿Que Vola?
Cuban rumba was born among African slaves and the white lower classes during the Spanish Colonial era. Rumba developed a whole culture, celebration and way of life where music, dance and social activities established their place.

The long-term plan of French trumpeter Fidel Fourneyron was someday to implement a project around Cuban music, especially since he had been to Havana several times, where he fell in love with Rumba, its rhythms and the opportunity Rumba offered for improvisation.

¿Que Vola? is Cuban slang for “How is it going?” With this simple, melodious question, Fourneyron presents a French-Cuban band whose members represent the cream of French jazz. Today they are supported by a explosive cuban trio, whom have played with the well-known Osain del Monte, the band that has been creatively revitalising Cuban Rumba traditions. In this thrilling show, Rumba meets French jazz, but one can also hear echoes in the music from the traditional Yoruba songs of the southwest Nigerian and Benin region.

"A gifted trombonist, Fidel Fourneyron persists and signs by confronting his post-jazz universe with the Afro-Cuban rhythms of the Rumba supported by three young virtuosos from Havana" (Stéphane Ollivier, Jazz Magazine)

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