HYBRID/C: From Afro-Cuban Folk to Modern Jazz: Tradition and Avant-Garde of a Genre.
There is something about Cuban music and folklore that seems to interest both the more traditional jazz musicians and the avant-garde. For those who feel this affinity towards this genre, Afro-Cuban folklore and its blending with other styles and genres is undoubtedly an exciting subject of study. This research tries to capture how the effects of tradition and folklore are an element of great inspiration for contemporary creation, based on the fusion of styles, genres and cultures.
The result of this research entitled “HYBRID/C is a musical and cultural fusion project with a common point that is Afro-Cuban music and jazz. Jazz serves as a vehicle on this journey to the roots of Cuban music and Afro-Cuban culture from a modern musical perspective. Born in Spain to a Cuban father and French mother, Carlos Cippelletti”s compositions reflect his various identities. Jazz, Cuban folklore, Neo-Soul and classical music combine to create a sound all its own. This album collects the traditional Afro-Cuban jazz sextet format, (trumpet, tenor sax, piano, double bass, congas / batá drums and drums) including a seventh element that is electronics and synthesizers, creating a point of union between tradition and modernity. HYRBID/C, is a fusion project that shows how, regardless of our roots and ages, beauty always prevails, and unites us through the most universal language we know, music.