By Johannes Hangula
THE Spanish Embassy annual music concert will this year host Diego Galaz and Jorge Arribas of the famous Fetén Fetén band who will be performing at the Warehouse Theatre tonight.
This will be a showcase of a joint performance by the Spanish band and Namibian’s own Elemotho, with the aim of fostering cultural exchange between the two countries.
The Spanish duo offers a contemporary interpretation of traditional Spanish music and folk dance music, styles that inspire them to create new compositions with which they pay tribute to popular music.
Diego Galaz plays the violin, trumpet violin, phono-violin, the musical saw and the mandolin; he also imitates the sounds made by seagulls and cows. Jorge Arribas plays the accordion, the castanets, the ‘camping chair flute’ and the cowbell.
The duo started its musical journey in 2009 – the music conveys messages for listeners from the Iberian Peninsula to exotic lands; from Balkan echoes to Gypsy Jazz, from Japanese images to the cries of seagulls and even the sound of waves.
They have performed in over 400 concerts across the Iberian Peninsula and have participated in important festivals. Fetén Fetén live offers a repertoire of sensations through their two instrumental albums ‘Fetén Fetén’ (2011) and ‘Bailables’ (2014), and another album ‘Cantables’ (2016), which incorporates lyrics and voice to their musical compositions. All of them in perfect harmony with the public.
On the other hand, Elemotho Gaalelekwe Richardo Mosimane is a Namibian-born musician who composes records and plays his own music. Elemotho plays acoustic guitar, as well as singing in his mother tongue Setswana, English and other Namibian languages. Elemotho leaves a message with every song transmitting power and energy. He innovates and tests new rhythms which make the public dance, listen and feel.
His album ‘The system is a joke’ is a mixture of social commentary, a celebration of local Namibian and African reality and a certain degree of spirituality. In ‘HUMAN’, the proposed title of his second album, the listener can experience the rhythms of the Kalahari, the freedom of jazz and the winds of Siberia.
The concert will be starting at 20h00 and the entrance is for free.
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