Pino Minafra Canto General

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Pino Minafra: trumpet, flugelhorn
Sandro Satta: alto sax
Roberto Ottaviano: soprano and alto sax
Livio Minafra: piano
Giorgio Vendola: double bass
Vincenzo Mazzone: drums *

* option Louis “Tebugo” Moholo – Moholo

Il gruppo nasce per dare memoria al grande “Suono Africano” con composizioni di musicisti scappati dal Sud Africa in Inghilterra negli anni 70 durante l’apartheid e la prigionia di NELSON MANDELA come: DUDU PUKWANA, MONGESI FEZA, JOHNNY DYANI, HARRY MILLER, LOUIS MOHOLO e  brani originali di PINO MINAFRA. Fatta eccezione di LOUIS “TEBUGO” MOHOLO-MOHOLO, grande anima e ultimo testimone di quella straordinaria e fertile stagione del Jazz Africano e anche occasionale batterista ospite di questo gruppo, gli altri sono scomparsi tutti prematuramente. Le composizioni ripropongono i contenuti di amore, bellezza, gioia e rabbia che questa musica ancora viva e drammaticamente attuale nel suo grido universale ancora contiene. Nel 2015 è stato pubblicato il primo cd della formazione: Rebel Flames per la Ogun (Uk).

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The Pino Minafra Canto General was born to give voice to the great “South-African Sound“ with compositions by: Dudu Pukwana, Mongezi Feza, Johnny Dyani, Harry Miller, Louis Moholo, Chris Buy Cialis McGregor and some others fled in the seventies from South-Africa to join England. In that period – as we know – there was the Apartheid in South-Africa and Nelson Mandela was imprisoned.
Except for Louis Moholo, great soul and last witness of that extraordinary and fertile African jazz season and occasional special guest of this group, all other musiciens came from South-Africa died untimely. All compositions proprose so contents of love, beauty, joy, rage that this music still alive and dramatically real in its universal cry still contains. Pino Minafra in this sort of ritual also proposes some of his own compositions. In 2015 the English label Ogun Records published Canto General first cd called Rebel Flames.

Repertoire:

Orange Grove, Mofolo (H. Miller), Angel Nomali, Blues for Nick (D. Pukwana), Dedicated to Mingus, A Song, Thoughts to Geoff (K. Tippett), Seven for Lee, Out of bounds (E. Dean), Sondela, You ain’t gonna know me ‘cause you think you know me (M. Feza), (E. Dean), A Margherita (P. Minafra), Cammello (P. Minafra), Tango (P. Minafra) and more