Fapy Lafertin & Guests

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14/01/2017 at 20:00 - Ghent - De Centrale
19/01/2017 at 12:15 - Kunsthumaniora Brussel
26 rue des Chrysanthèmes 1020 Brussels (free)
22/01/2017 at 15:00 - Antwerp - Rataplan

Fapy Lafertin & Guests

Fapy Lafertin (guitar) - GUESTS: Martin Balogh (accordion, piano), Stefan Godla (double bass, vocals), Robert Mihalik (guitar, vocals), Jozef Holub (guitar, vocals) + Tcha Limberger (violin) in Brussels and Antwerp.
For this edition of Djangofolllies, Brosella and De Centrale (Ghent) expressed the wish to bring together on one stage Slovak Roma and renowned Sinti musicians. Within the Roma community, represented by some 15 million people in Europe, the diversity is very wide (languages, traditions ...). The communist regimes in Eastern Europe, which made contact and cultural exchanges between different communities impossible, only strengthened this diversity. During this project, some Slovak Roma musicians from Ghent are discovering for the first time the swing music of Django Reinhardt. Under the artistic direction of Fapy Lafertin and Martin Balogh, they perform Django’s music in various musical styles, such as Balkans music, the Spanish rumba and the Hungarian czardas.

Fapy Lafertin is undoubtedly one of the most important and purest representatives of the Django style. Growing up in a community of musicians, this virtuoso very quickly became a devout follower of the music of Django Reinhardt. He played in various musical combos (WASO, QHCF ...) before embarking on a solo career and performing on different stages throughout Europe and the United States. He co-starred with renowned American jazz musicians such as Charlie Byrd, Scott Hamilton, Al Casey, Milt Hinton and Benny Waters. Lafertin has an amazing guitar technique while always keeping the melody in mind. He has not turned out to be a prisoner of the past by following Django's style. On the contrary, he makes Django’s music sound more modern than ever before.

Fapy will be accompanied in Brussels and Antwerp by the internationally renowned violinist Tcha Limberger. He is the son of guitarist Vivi Limberger (Waso Quartet) and the grandson of violinist Piotto Limberger, both iconic names in gypsy jazz music history. Listening to his music, one can sense the depth of his love for the music he binds with grace and quality. Tcha tackles several styles and genres of music with ease and plays in an amazing number of groups in very different styles.

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