Rousing melodies with extraordinary timbres and inspiring rhythms.
The singer and percussionist Fabio Freire comes from Sao Paulo and has been living in Basel for over 30 years. Fabio Freire's career includes a handsome list of international concert activities and collaborations with South American "Heavy Cats", but also with well-known Swiss musicians.
His music shows an extraordinary palette of sound colors of European color combined with Afro-Brazilian rhythms. In today's concert Fabio Freire presents his stirring melodies with his Basel-based formation "Ignis Quartet". Fabio will also play some pieces from his new solo CD "Cedro Rosa".
In the context of the special instrumentation of the "Ignis Quartet", Fabio Freire's European companions understand perfectly how to emphasize and carry the African touch in the multi-layered, stirring and colorful compositions of the bandleader.
"My soul is anchored in rhythm, my heart beats for percussion, my compositions are based on Afro-Brazilian rhythm and my goal is to constantly develop my music further.- The music and the rhythm carry me far on the journey to myself, to the roots of my origin and into a world that I love to share with the audience." Fabio Freire
Fabio Freire (voc, perc), Ueli Angstmann (saxes), Susanna Andres (viol, voc), Claudia Dora (viol) and Martin Hess (b).
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