Fanfara Station is a trio project with live looping that combines the strength of a wind orchestra, electronics and the rhythms and songs of the Maghreb. Fanfara Station won the 12th Andrea Parodi Prize (2019), also winning the critics’ prize and the prize for the best arrangement. Inspired by the memory of Marzouk’s father’s band, Fanfara Station celebrates the epic of the Mediterranean migrant peoples, the musical cultures of the African diaspora and the flows that have always united the Middle East with the Maghreb, Europe and the Americas.
A dance party created live by just three musicians and two loop stations used to overdub the tracks and manipulate acoustic and electronic sounds. There are many instruments on stage: scascika, tar, bendir, darbuka and tabla percussions intertwined with trumpet, trombone, clarinet and the three Tunisian winds: nay, mizued and zocra.
Marzouk Mejri – voice, percussion, Tunisian winds, loop station; Charles Ferris – trumpet, trombone and loops station; Ghiaccioli and Branzini – electronics and programming.
Viale Barbacane, 17 – 33097 Spilimbergo (Pn)
Tel. 0427 51230