Liliana Chachian

OLUMO


"Olumo" is an old dream that reflects my passion for the African culture in Brazil and Latin America. Having grown up exposed to this fascinating culture, I have had the chance to fall in love and be part of it.           
  
The Orishas  (Deities in the Yoruba mythology), have been a very important part of my life. I recreate stories in my lyrics inspired by this wonderful world of the Yoruba mythology, my own experiences with the Afro-Brazilian culture and my life experiences in Brazil and London.
 
I dedicate all my work to them..

 

 Now, I feel extremely lucky to be able to perform and to begin recording this music alongside a wonderful group of musicians and friends.

 


Olumo Rock, in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria, provided a dwelling place as well as a hideout for the Egba people during inter-tribal wars in the 19th century. It serves not only as a monument of faith in unity, but also as a source of empowerment and protection.  



'A cultural image of solidarity, strength and reliability.’

OLUMO ROCK

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THE BAND

  NEIL ANGILLEY

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ANDY LAFONE

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CARLOS FUENTES

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  DAVIDE GIOVANNINI

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GIULIANO PEREIRA

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     FINN PETERS

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Neil was born in Redruth, Cornwall  growing up in a musical environment with his grandmother and mother both playing piano and his father having played in brass bands all his life. 

Neil has worked with Vanessa-Mae since 1998 and he has also been her Musical Director for the last 8 years.

Neil has worked extensively in the music business, recording and performing with Dame Shirley Bassey ,Ben "E" King,  Sister Sledge, The Pasadenas, Gypsy Kings, Lisa Stansfield, US3 and Roy Hargrove.
His composition work includeS two of his own trio albums - 'Havana Club' and 'Chango', 


www.angilley.com

 

Andy has recorded over thirty albums and appeared at all the major Jazz/World Music Festivals in Europe including Montreux, North Sea Jazz, Roskilde, Glastonbury, Womad, Bracknell. and has played throughout the world including China, Japan, USA, South Africa, Latin America. 

 Has toured and recorded with Airto Moreira, Snowboy, Da Lata, Mike Lindup (level 42), Matt Bianco, Basia, Grand Union  and others. As Producer he is responsible for seven albums ,Three Negrocan albums, two by Brazilian band "Cruzeiro do Sul", and in 2007 with Uruguayan musicians titled "Pancada".

As a composer/arranger he has many recordings to his credit including Negrocan's "Cada Vez", nominated for Billboard award and Ibiza award.


 www.andreslafone.com

 

Carlos Fuentes is a Chilean born percussionist, who has performed and toured extensively throughout the UK and Europe with many different Latin, Brazilian, Jazz and World Music projects. He has also collaborated with a number of artists including Airto Moreira, John Williams, Richard Harvey,Yasmin Levy, Juan de Marcos Gonzales (Buena Vista Social Club), Joanna Eden, Negrocan and others. He is currently leading the percussion course at Tech Music School in London.


 

Davide has worked with an amazing roster of artists from different parts of the world. Apart from being a drummer he is also a percussionist and a very talented singer. The list goes from icons like Steve Winwood, Bjork, Paul McCartney, Lisa Stansfield, Jocelyn Brown and Pet Shop Boys to classical music artists such as James Galway and Vanessa Mae to Brazilian greats Toninho Horta, Marcos Valle and Bebel Gilberto to AfroCuban masters like Cubanismo, Herman Olivera, Pucho and the Soul Brothers, Snowboy and Alex Wilson to floor fillers like Jazztronik, Negrocan, Dalata, Smoke City to groundbreakers artists such as Mano Ventura, Steve Williamson, Cleveland Watkiss and Robert Miles to jazz greats Jim Mullen, Bobby Watson, John Scofield, Roy Hargrove, Rudi Berger and also Marlena Shaw, Roy Ayers, Russell Watson, Vanessa Haynes, Martha Lewis and many more.

 

www.davidegiovannini.com

 

       Started his career in his native Brazil where he trained at the Carlos de Campos de Tatui Conservatoire and trained with many renowned Brazilian and American musicians .    In 1997 he lived in New York where he pursued intensive studies with Dave Liebman.

     He moved to Spain in 2007 where he  performed and recorded for some of the most acclaimed musicians of their kind:  Jorge Pardo, The Spanish National Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Around Brazil.

He has produced several recordings of his own compositions as well as for EMI studios in Spain and has dedicated himself to developing his own unique style of composition and performance,which demonstrates a wide range of influences from jazz to traditional Brazilian styles and fusion. Giuliano has performed in Brazil, U.S.A., U.K., Canada, Portugal, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Spain, Sweden.

 He is currently based in London where he has   finished recording his debut album          'INNER SPACE'.


www.giulianopereira.com

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Finn Peters is one of the leading flute and sax players in the UK today. He has traveled the world as a much-in-demand session player and besides working on upwards of 200 recordings for other artists, Finn has released a number of his own recordings In 1999 his achievements were recognised when he won the London Young Jazz Musician Award. Bansuri,released in 2005, pushed his name further into the limelight when
his collaboration with Bembe Segue on "The Birds" was nominated for track of the year in the BBC Radio 1 Worldwide Award. Finn went on to win the 2009 Radio 1 Worldwide Awards “Best Session” category and was runner up in the “Best Album” category. 

“The blazing definition of a seriously heavy player" Straight no Chaser magazine


www.finnpeters.com

 

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