Marzouk Mejri, vocals, percussion, wind
Charles Ferris, trumpet, trombone, tuba
Marco Dalmasso, electronics and programming
Fanfara Station is a trance-inducing celebration with a brass band, an entire North African rhythm section and pumping electro dance beats setting the pace – all created by just three musicians, thanks to some skillful use of loop stations and live overdubbing of an arsenal of instruments. Inspired by singer, composer, woodwind-wielder and noted percussionist, Marzouk Mejri’s memories of his father’s brass band in Tunisia, the Naples and Florence based trio set out to build their own. Trumpeter and trombonist Charles Ferris layers up the loops and drops glittering improvisational flourishes while master programmer Marco Dalmasso directs the dance-floor dynamics. Composed of three international Italians, one based in Naples and the other two in Florence, Tuscany, Fanfara Station pays tribute to the epic feats of the Mediterranean migrants, the musical cultures of the African diaspora and southern Europe’s ancient links to the Middle East, the Maghreb and the Americas.
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