Méditerranées

Méditerranées

by Renaud Garcia-Fons
     
 

"The project of a musical voyage grew slowly with me -- I guess it has to do with my Spanish and Italian roots. The trip that we take here begins on the most Southern tip of Spain, progresses along the Northern Mediterranean coast until it reaches the Bosporus, turns south to the Lebanon, then Egypt and winds up on the North African side of the Gibraltar straits.

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"The project of a musical voyage grew slowly with me -- I guess it has to do with my Spanish and Italian roots. The trip that we take here begins on the most Southern tip of Spain, progresses along the Northern Mediterranean coast until it reaches the Bosporus, turns south to the Lebanon, then Egypt and winds up on the North African side of the Gibraltar straits.

"There is nothing ethno-musical or touristy on this journey but simply the desire to be led on the passionate path propelled by the melodies. Melody is at any rate the connecting link of all Mediterranean people! I began each composition with simple melodies, sometimes solemn, but also joyful, dancing or meditative -- each time another possibility to dig into an emotion, a scent or an atmosphere.

"On each step a new rhythm, a new orchestration, sketches of images, fragments of different lifes surface. This voyage is an exploration of the chain that links East and West in the sense the forgotten language Aljamiado ( literature spoken in Spanish but written in the Arabic consonant language) to which the first piece is dedicated." -- Renaud García-Fons

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/11/2011
Label:
Enja
UPC:
0063757956327
catalogNumber:
9563
Rank:
53174

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Tracks

  1. Aljamiado  - Renaud Garcia-Fons
  2. Luces De Lorca  - Renaud Garcia-Fons
  3. Fortaleza  - Renaud Garcia-Fons
  4. Los Secretos  - Renaud Garcia-Fons
  5. Las Ramblas  - Renaud Garcia-Fons
  6. La Demoiselle De Céret  - Renaud Garcia-Fons
  7. Camp d'Argeles  - Renaud Garcia-Fons
  8. La Strada  - Renaud Garcia-Fons
  9. Romsarom  - Renaud Garcia-Fons
  10. Iraklio  - Renaud Garcia-Fons
  11. Dalmatia  - Renaud Garcia-Fons
  12. Mythologie  - Renaud Garcia-Fons
  13. Bosphore  - Renaud Garcia-Fons
  14. Bekaa  - Renaud Garcia-Fons
  15. Hmar Nadir  - Renaud Garcia-Fons
  16. Sinaï  - Renaud Garcia-Fons
  17. Safran  - Renaud Garcia-Fons
  18. Poussière De Ksar  - Renaud Garcia-Fons

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Renaud Garcia-Fons   Primary Artist,Double Bass,Cajon,Tambur,Bendir,Udu,Palmas
Henri Tournier   Bass,Alto Flute,Bansuri
Bruno Caillat   Zarb,Riqq
David Venitucci   Accordion
Claire Antonini   Bouzouki,Lute,Zither,Theorbo,Baroque Lute,Tar
Bruno Sansalone   Clarinet
Kiko Ruiz   Flamenco Guitar,Palmas
Adel Shams El-Din   Darbouka,Riqq
Solea García-Fons   Vocals

Technical Credits

Renaud Garcia-Fons   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Frederic Leibovitz   Executive Producer
Matthias Winckelmann   Producer
Antoine Demantke   Mastering
Elisabeth Segerer   Sculpture
François De Raugan   Engineer

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