May 5, 2009 23:00
Ettore Bonafè: percussions, vibraphone
Paolo Casu: percussions
Brahima Dembelé: percussions, balafon, kora, voice
Adama Dembelé: percussions, balafon, voice
Stefano “Cocco” Cantini: saxophones
Mino Cavallo: guitars, voice
Francesca Taranto: bass, voice
Anna Granata: voice
Giulia Millanta: voice
Bibeta Zabre: dance, voice
Fuentes has been on the scene since 1990, the brainchild of Ettore Bonafè and Paolo Casu, two world music percussionists, who joined forces with Brahima Dembelé, a griot musician from Burkina Faso.
In 2007, they released their second album, Irikelé. From the first listen, we can hear the beautiful natural quality of its their music. Of course, leading the way are percussions, but they are never invasive. Precise and exacting, they support Brahima’s voice and authentic musicality.
The group includes Stefano Cantini (sax), the voices of Anna Granata, Giulia Millanta and Francesca Taranto (also on the bass), Mino Cavallo on guitar. On the percussions, Adama Dembelé, brother of Brahima.
Besides original compositions Fuentes presents traditional songs from Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso, accompanied by the dance and voice of Bibeta Zabre.