unstoppable triumph and consolidation of the ethnic music has filled
our countries with different Festivals, record labels, and publications
that spread a real content of traditional and folk music. In the same
time the vitality and effervescence proved by the techno music have
passed its enthusiasm to the other musical styles, including rock music,
pop and jazz. It seemed logic that would come a time in which the electronic
dancing will reach with the different expressions that can be embraced
in ethnic or world music. And to this interesting convergence meeting,
that is giving us many good feelings and surprises, we gave the title
of Global Dance. We prepared a special night in which participate dj´s,
plastic artists and four of the most influential bands of this new concept
of musical sonority, that will play in this unforgettable party. During
more than four hours we will feel this musical and cultural racial mix,
as an exactly x-ray of the new human period we are just starting to
DJ since 1992, producer since 1996 on F Communications and creator of his own label since 1998, Galliano always lived in Valence in the south of France. With his two first albums " Espaces Baroques " and " Lives Infinis " released on F Communications, he turned his search to the links between electronic music, jazz, African culture and different creative concepts. Since then, Galliano has a very personal work attitude, far away from any fashion trends. With references such different as, art, philosophy, and many foreign cultures, Galliano stands on a singular position among the DJ's producer scene.
He makes his music original, with no esthetical references, with a real intellectual curiosity which leads him to gather, in the same releases: the brothers Belmondo with Nahawa Doumbia; the accoustimatician, Louis 2000 with Julien Loureau; and many others musicians encountered during some travels. Studio work and tour experience with his band " Frederic Galliano Electronic Sextet ", have lead him on many scenes all over the world, during three years. He searching the creation act where the arduous quest and new musical propositions are the driving force of his action.
Frikyiwa, testifies his will of the African music renewal. Started in
1998, he's still working on his new album " Frederic Galliano presents
the African Divas ". The release of this project, at the end of
2001, will implement the gathering of 50 guest from jazz scene, and
almost, others met during travels in Africa. Centered on the African's
divas duo, recently accompanied by a more dancing programmation, this
new project, which is already a live performance " USA tour 2000
", is an other atypical issue for Galliano.
project all started when French producer Frédéric Galliano
had a brilliant idea. Galliano is best known for his own explorations
into the musical ground between jazz, techno and tribal Africa, on Paris'
hottest electronic label - Laurent Garnier's F Communications. His idea
was simply a logical expansion of his own work - invite a cutting-edge
selection of his contemporaries in the underground DJ/producer world
to add Western/modern club beats to the music of West African stars
like Lobi Traoré, Ibrahim Hamma Dicko and Nahawa Doumbia. Galliano
gave his handpicked cast of producers classic recordings by Malian singers
and turned them loose in studios full of today's latest technology.
The result was a stunning series of import only 12" singles, now
compiled into two excellent compilations of remixes in a variety of
styles - acid jazz, deep house, dub, breakbeat and more.