domingo, 17 de mayo de 2009

Patrick Bebey

PATRICK BEBEY
Musician, composer.
He plays the piano, sanza (thumb piano)
Pygmy flute, percussion and he sings.

La música que proviene de Africa es el verdadero “origen” de toda la música.
Los temas que he escuchado de Patrick Bebey tienen la marca auténtica de raíz africana. Es un placer escuchar sus canciones, porque me hacen viajar con la imaginación a lugares de armonía y paz.
Su música enseña nuevos caminos por recorrer. Las palabras, muchas veces monosílabas, se integran a la métrica, con perfecta sincronía. La voz humana como instrumento en sí mismo, la claridad de la interpretación, la marcada percusión, el sonido de instrumentos musicales acústicos; una perfecta mezcla para el disfrute.
El candombe uruguayo, hijo de la música africana, debe de alimentarse de autores como Patrick Bebey, ya que por momentos suena muy rígido y necesita contagiarse de la alegría de los músicos africanos mas que seguir buscando fusiones con el jazz.
Bio

Patrick BEBEY was born in 1964.
He studied classical music in the Paris Conservatoire.
He studied jazz, Brazilian music and African music by himself.
He created his band in 1983.
He started playing as a professional musician in 1986.
He has toured or played on records for different artists such as : Mory KANTE, CharlElie COUTURE, Francis BEBEY, Wasis DIOP, Lokua KANZA, Sam TSHABALALA, Geoffrey ORYEMA, Francis Lalanne, Pajaro CANZANI, Papa WEMBA, Miriam MAKEBA, ROE, Coco MBASSI, LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO, Minino GARAY, Roy AYERS, John WILLIAMS and John ETHERIDGE As musical director he has produced two albums for Papa WEMBA : "Molokaï" (Realworld Records 1998) and a live CD/DVD "New Morning" (Synchronies Music 2006).
As part of the production “Africa at the Opera” he performed a tune for Pygmy flute and choir - and presented it together with Laydsmith Black Mambazo in the sold out Philharmony in Cologne. He also composed the music for two family musicals and a tune called "Timba" for pygmy flute and orchestra, which he performed in the Philharmony in Stuttgart together with the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker orchestra. During the last two years, he performed with his band in Italy, Switzerland, Germany (Munich Africa weeks festival), France and at the Womad Festival in Las Palmas.
Patrick Bebey plays African rooted music mixed with jazzy seeds.
He is accompanied by excellent musicians: on drums Luiz Augusto Cavani and bass: Marc Bertaux. Both have joined him for numerous concerts all over the years.
PATRICK BEBEY / News Patrick Bebey created some magic moments for some 2300 visitors at Junge Garde in Dresden in June 2002 when he performed his one note flute together with Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Sam Tshabalala, Coco Mbassi and Gcina Mhlophe. A few days afterwards he had the pleasure to jam with musicians like Phil Colins and Peter Gabriel at Peter Gabriel..s wedding party where he was invited.
He ended the concert season last year with a concert at Mozartsaal in Stuttgart where he performed his own compositions together with the Stuttgarter Kammerorchester.

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