CAB 2014 African Tour - Short Documentary Contest!

Show the world an original and singular portrait of your city through the CAB globe trotters musicians.

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From 15 September to 28 November 2014, CAB, the musical trio from Carribean, Africa and Brazil will stop off in your city during its African tour. South Africa (20 Nov: Johannesburg, 21 Nov: Durban and more gigs to be confirmed) and Lesotho (22 Nov: Maseru) will get to hear them from 20 to 28 November 2014 (dates and venues to be confirmed).

Take advantage of this stopover to make your short documentary in the form of travel journal!
Maximal length: 6min with the theme song. 
Deadline for application: 31 August 2014

The Prize of the Best Documentary:
- 3,000 euros for the production of your next documentary
- Broadcast of the winning documentary on the partner channel*
And support from well known audiovisual production professionals.

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CAB is the meeting of African, Caribbean and Brazilian music orchestrated by Martinican pianist Mario Canonge, Cameroonian singer and guitarist Blick Bassy and the talented young Brazilian percussionist Adriano Tenorio.

Mario-CanongeMario Canonge (Caribbean)
A pianist from Martinique F.W.I., he starts playing in his teen years and accompanies the church choir at Francois Church in Martinique. From 1979, he studies music in Paris and takes part in several bands. He plays with Fal Frett and Maniqua before forming Ultramarine, a jazz-rock-fusion band along with Nguyen Lê, Etienne Mbappé…Very much inspired by the two most famous Caribbean pianists, Marius Cultier and Alain Jean-Marie, he quickly wins recognition for his talent and starts being quite much in demand (Dee Dee Bridgewater, Nicole Croisille, Ralph Thamar, etc.). He also forms Sakiyo with Michel Alibo and starts a solo career with « Retour aux sources »in 1991. It is a turning point in his career which leads him to go back to his roots and its music ; Mazurka and Biguine mixed with jazz and zouk. With his group Kann’ he performs a lot thus reaching a vast public from the F.W.I and the mainland. For several years the quartet plays overseas as Mario keeps on playing with other artists as well (Malavoi, Touré Kounda…). In 2002, Mariocreates Sakésho with Andy Narell, Michel Alibo and Jean-Philippe Fanfant. The group releases two Cds and takes part in many festivals. The African continent is also a part of his spectrum as he plays with musicians originally from Africa such as Etienne Mbappe, Gino Sitson, Manu Dibango etc. In 2004, new inspiration with a jazzy but yet Caribbean sound on his latest album Rhizome. Jacques Schwarz-Bart and Roy Hargrove also take part in this  ecording, and a year round Pan-American tour starts. In 2008, Mario takes Rhizome back on the road, in Europe as well as on the American continent, with Linley Marthe and Chander Sardjoe and he releases a « live » album.

Blick-BassyBlick Bassy (Africa)
Picasso was right when he cruelly said: ”Artists?.There are two kinds: those who search and those whofind.” Blick Bassy is one of those who find, one who discovered early on that the most intimate secret of art is humanity. Everything is intimately human in his music, without the slightest concern for passing fashion. Blick Bassy formed his first band, The Jazz Crew, whose repertory already reflected his penchant for bossa nova when he was 17. In 1996, at the age of 22, he took part in the creation of Macase, one of the most inventive of the numerous “jazz fusion” groups, inspired by local rhythms, which proliferated in the clubs in Cameroon. This group collected well-known African prizes (Prix 
Découvertes RFI, Masa, Kora, etc.) His debut album 'Leman' was released in 2009 by World Connection Label. After the release he performed in festivals and venues all over the world including Japan, Brasil and USA. Blick is “a man of the world” in the best sense of the word: rooted in his land but also a traveller in his soul, open to all cultures. His second opus, “Hongo Calling,” reflects him perfectly. Conceived as a passionate musical travelogue, he follows the tragic “slave route” from Cameroon to Brazil, passing through Benin, Senegal and Cape Verde. In the course of his musical travels, he uncovers the missing link between the two continents that once were one.

Adriano-TenorioddAdriano Tenorio (Brazil)
Adriano José dos Santos Tenorio was born in Aracaju, Brazil, the 22nd of April, 1981, to a great bassplayer father, Narriman Tenorio. He quickly revealed his great talent for music when built his first own drums made entirely of large dishes and casseroles. Music was so much part of his life that when he wasn't hearing bass sounds with his father, he was with his grand father, trombone player in the Military Orquestra of Maceio city, capital of Alagoas State in Northern Brazil. At school, he would get asked to participate to all kinds of artistics activities which also helped to develop his creativity and music skills. Being born in one of the richest cultural place in Brazil, Adriano Dd inheritated a great diversity and fickleness which made his music even more unique and special. Having hundreds of rythms, hundreds of instruments, thousands of melodies and harmonies in his mind, he has a great deal of fun creating, everyday a new musical sensation. Crusing all Brazil, he's worked, as a percussion and bass player on the BACIA SONORA project, with percussion player Gustavo Di Dalva, in which Gilberto Gi had participated as well. Having settled in Europe since 2007, Adriano saw his music grow, being mixed up to other sounds and great artists such as Javier Ruibal, Iyexà, Lilbert Fortuny, Paulinhos Lemos, Munir Hossn, Mokhtar Samba, Tekere, Marcia Maria, Catia Werneck, Vincent Bidal, Blick Bassy, Woz Kaly, Mayra Andrade....Adriano Tenoriodd, enjoys this cultural mixture and uses it to show us that music is infinity and that there is yet a lot to discover about this great artist.