Que Vola ?

Que Vola ?

Que Vola ?

Fidel Founeyron Que Vola? is the name of a unique project that brings together a French jazz septet and three young and highly-skilled Cuban percussionists, marrying some of the most dazzling and youthful virtuosity that France and Cuba have to offer with the Afro-Cuban divinities that underpin the soul of Cuban music.

THE NEW YORK TIMES
« Notable song of the Friday playlist
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BBC 6 MUSIC / GILLES PERTERSON
« What a wonderful album »

JAZZIZ
« In the January's TOP 10 New Jazz Album List »

THE VINYL FACTORY
« Best tracks of January »

THE TIMES
« A musical conversation that sounds novel and exhilarating ★★★★ »

THE SUNDAY TIMES
« The result is exhilarating »


Biographie

Que Vola brings together three Afro-Cuban percussionists — all members of the Osain del Monte Orchestra — and seven French jazz musicians. The lead single from the group's self-titled debut is "Calle Luz," a quick, pattering original that reshapes a rumba rhythm around its jagged, four-horn arrangement. The West African roots of rumba come through in various ways here; amid all the rhythmic and harmonic complexity, you might even hear echoes of Fela Kuti's Africa '70 band in the sound of the Rhodes, bass and drums. New York times

If you feel a lot of oh·so·clever contemporary jazz has lost its rhythmic sparkle, here's thejoyful antidote: a Coltrane-esque improvising septet from France strapped to a turbocharged trio of Cuban percussionists. The result is exhilarating, homs wailing as Afro-Cuban themes chum and toss behind them like Atlantic waves crashing against the sea wall in Havana. Sunday times.

Video

Que Vola @ Jazz in Marciac

Clip Calle Luz

Que Vola? Web Series - Ramon, percussionist, son of Chango (Episode 1/5) 

Que Vola? Web Series - How Thibaud became "El Dibu" (Episode 2/5)

Que Vola? Series I Adonis and the drumming heritage (Episode 3/5)

Que Vola? Series I Fidel, Que Vola's architect (Episode 4/5) 

Que Vola? Series I Barbaro honours his father Macho, an unforgettable rumbero (Episode 5/5)

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