Who are we
of all, we are a group of friends enjoying playing music together and finding
in black music and in choirs a common interest. We have distinct musical forming,
but we’ve been meeting on Thursdays in the last 20 years singing, playing and
We all like the rhythm of African and south American music, the heat
of Jazz, the energy of Gospel music and the charge coming from
Swing. We like hazardous arrangements, tangled chords, but also the pureness
of a unison chorus, the slow rhythm of lullabies, as the hot ones of Swing or
Gospels. We like clean and acoustic sounds and, though we have to use electronic
instruments for technical reasons, we always choose natural timbers (piano,
marimbas), rigorously acoustic guitar, drums and percussions.
group was founded in Bologna in 1982.
It underwent two deep transformations in 1991
and in 1995, with an almost constant turn-over
of the fellows. The initial group was formed by almost 40 elements and it included
a ballet section.
the choir is formed by 20 singers divided into 5 sections, accompanied by
piano, bass, drums and percussions.
is our (art) director, author and arranger of many of the songs we play, together