Born in the Haute-Savoie region of France in 1960, this precocious accordionist was playing in public when he was just 11 years old. Soon after his arrival in Paris in 1991, he was on stage with artistes from all horizons such as Claude Nougaro, Charles Aznavour, Patrick Bruel, Grand Corps Malade, and many others. His acknowledged talents as a composer have led him to write for films, shows, singers and, today, for Music Care !
Aka Don Drummond Jr is the most prolific Jamaican trombonist. Living legend, he is the composer of famous 'riddims' used [taken] by hundreds of artists worldwide. After working with Bob Marley for 13 years, he played and composed for the biggest: Burning Spear, Aswad, Max Romeo, Culture, Justin Hinds.
Born 6 February 1945 in Hammam Lif (Tunisia) is a Tunisian composer and conductor. He leads the Symphony Tunisia since 1979 and teaches at the University of Music in Tunis Institute. He received the National Music Award in 2005, the Medal of Cultural Merit and the cord of the Republic in 2008.
He composes his own songs since 1998 and released his first album in 2000. Kad then quickly made a name in London as a musician but also as a composer and producer. His career leaped forward [has been a real turning point] in 2000 when he met Natacha Atlas who asked him to write three songs for his album. It is now published by BMG Music Publishing.
Born on 6 April 1959 in Lorient, France, Mignon is the composer for the Celtic reference group Seven Reizh. In the "L'Anthologie du Rock Progressif" (Anthology of Progressive Rock) by Jérôme Alberola, this is considered to be one of the best groups in its genre. Attracted at a very early stage by film music, Mignon also composes today for well-known artists and shows.
Bismuth David was elected by the magazine "Pianist" as one of ten young French most promising pianists of his generation. He participated in master classes with Gyorgy Sebok, Menahem Pressler, Richard Goode and Lisa Leonskaja. In recent years, he has worked with Maria Joao Pires, who was invited thereafter to appear with him at the Festival de Radio France and the Menuhin Festival Gstaad.
Maxime ZECCHINI was born in Paris in 1979. He joins the National Conservatory of Lyon within Géry Moutier's and Danièle Renault-Fasquelle's class, where he's awarded, in 2001, with a special prize from the jury. Later on, he attends the National Conservatory of Music of Paris for an improvement cycle with professor Jean-François Heisser.
As drummer and musical director of Fela Anikulapo Kuti's band Africa 70 from 1968 to 1979, Allen was one of the primary co-founders of the genre of Afrobeat music. Fela once stated that, "without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat." He has also been described by Brian Eno as "perhaps the greatest drummer who has ever lived".