10:00 pm - 11:55 pm



Fanfara Station

Maghreb Brass Band Dance Party  (Tunisia | Italy | USA)

Line Up:

Marzouk Mejri: voice, percussion, Tunisian winds, loops | Charles Ferris: trumpet, trombone, loops | Ghiaccioli e Branzini: electronics and programming

Fanfara Station is a trio that brings the power of a brass band and electronics to North African vocals and percussion.

Fanfara Station is the winner of the 12th Edition of the Andrea Parodi Awards 2019 , the most important contest in Italy dedicated to World Music

Inspired by Marzouk’s memories of his father’s brass band, Fanfara Station celebrates the epic feats of the Mediterranean’s migrants, the musical cultures of the African diaspora and the flows that have long connected the Middle East, the Magreb, Southern Europe and the Americas.

Fanfara Station is a celebration with a brass band, an entire North African rhythm section and contemporary electro Dance beats. 

It’s a dance party created live by only three musicians thanks to the use of loop stations for live over-dubbing.  

The stage is filled with instruments: percussion: scascika, tar, bendir, darbuka and tabla next to the trumpet, trombone, clarinet and three Tunisian woodwinds: the nay, mizued and zocra. Then there are dozens of wires connecting loop stations, controllers and an array of effects pedals. A myriad of acoustic and electric sounds dialogue and sustain the voice of singer and song writer Marzouk Mejri.

The brass of Fanfara Station bring folk and blues accents into a electro acoustic North African universe represented by layers of percussion instruments, woodwinds and singing. Modern folk sensibilities are threaded into a contemporary electronic dance fabric.

As atividades interiores decorrem respeitando as medidas e orientação da DGS em vigor. Deverá ser apresentado à entrada o Certificado Digital COVID da EU nas modalidades de vacinação completa ou recuperação, ou de testagem com resultado negativo (PCR até 72H antes ou Antigénio até 48H) e respectiva identificação. Auto-testes não serão admitidos. 

The event is finished.