The marimba is an instrument of African origins that keeps on evolving. First used in the traditional African music, it travelled to Latin America, where it found its place in traditional music and folk music, with a strong presence in Colombia, Mexico and Guatemala. The instrument continued its journey to the United States and Japan, where it was soon integrated into the repertoire of great composers such as Steve Reich, Darius Milhaud, Frank Zappa, Akira Miyoshi, Minoru Miki,…
The Argentinean/Uruguayan Belgian Fausto Valeron goes back to the roots and origins of the instrument to find the colours and rhythms that created the marimba. With contemporary sounds and techniques, he performs original compositions complemented with arrangements and transcription from South-American music for solo marimba.
Fausto Valeron invites bandoneon player Gerardo Agnese to participate on some pieces.
- Fausto Valeron: marimba
- Gerardo Agnese: bandoneon