Fidel Fourneyron

Origin: France

A goldsmith in matters of orchestration, and an instrumentalist with a passion for the drama to be found in music.

Fidel Fourneyron

About us

A goldsmith in matters of orchestration, and an instrumentalist with a passion for the drama to be found in music, Fidel Fourneyron has gradually developed a singular style that is immediately recognizable, and which moves in a determinedly post-jazz universe that remains open to today's music forms. After the success of both his albums by the trio Un Poco Loco, Fidel presents now his new trio 'OKO', his first Brass band 'Bell' and his Pan-African Jazz project 'Bengue'.

Bengue is a slang word in West Africa to refer to Europe. Fidel Fourneyron creates a Pan-African Jazz concert on texts by authors from Pan-African literature which explores the question of the Diaspora. Bengue carries different stories and gives voice to rich languages. The basis of the septet rests on the percussions and the beautiful twinning of the balafons of the Hié sisters and the marimba of Vassilena Serafimova.

For this creation Fidel Fourneyron, commissioned texts from young authors (Penda Diouf, James Noël, Blick Bassy ...) in which resonates the history and issues of the diaspora.

In this songbook carried by singer Emma Lamadji, each song, in French, Bassa, Sango, Wolof, Creole, Noushi, Lingala ... makes the viewer discover a different light, a particular story. The inventiveness and finesse of Fidel's orchestral writing weave invisible links between these texts to make hear a real polyphony of Afropéanité, echoing the richness of the orchestra's timbres where voices, balafons, marimba mingle. , percussion, violin, double bass and trombone.

Touring bands:
OKO trio
Bell brass band
Un Poco Loco trio

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Associated Projects

Line-up: Emma Lamadji - chant, Fidel Fourneyron - trombone, Clément Janinet - violon, Vassilena Serafimova - marimba, percussions, Thibaud Soulas - contrebasse, Melissa Hié - Djembé, balafon, percussions, Ophélia Hié - Balafon, doums, percussions

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Fidel Fourneyron
Date Concert Place
21 Oct Fidel / Plages Magnétiques {21:00-22:00} Brest (29) Plages Magnétiques
02 Nov Fidel / Théâtre Olympia ARCACHON (3) / Théâtre Olympia d'Arcachon