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About: Assabè
Assabè is a musical project born in 2009 with the idea of joining two passions: gypsy and Balkan music together with electronic music with a rave party view.

Assabè drinks and grows from this particular sonority: fanfarria's virtuous percussive metals and the fast festive rhythms with melancholic touches. Emir Kusturica, Goran Bregovic, The Fanfare Ciocarlia... are some of the style referents known worldwide.

Two musicians on the stage: a diatonic accordion, a soprano sax with pedal effects, electronic bases, and simple melodic lines sung in two voices is what Assabè uses to create its sonority as characteristic as universal.

The lyrics are always in Catalan, and everyday topics are often used to create images from magic realism close to surrealism, where everyday experiences mix with weird facts or delusional. The lyrics also have a clear influence from Catalan popular culture, traditional elements, and the corranda song.

In April 2010, "la maqueta" appears, homemade and self-edited with the idea of materializing the live performance of the group. Without adjustments or additions. In a natural way. With "la maqueta," they were finalists of the 3rd competition "Concurs Sons de la Mediterrània" and they won the "Emmaqueta'm" 2010 in the Clot-Camp de l'Arpa and with the hours in the studio they won with the prize, they record the second maqueta "3 poemes" (May 2011 - Estudis MarleeRecords).

After four years and more than one hundred concerts, Assabè presents his first album "els guardians del pou" (November 2013), where they take their songs and add a new ingredient: the fanfare. In this way, Assabè ripens from being a young garlic and mixes their essence with the fanfare oil, taken from great musicians with designation of origin. The final result is an allioli, cream of the crop, genuine and, whoever tastes it, has a spicy mouth and can't stop jumping.

On tour promoting the album "els guardians del pou," the crazy Fanfare On Band accompanies them, four musicians on (trumpet, trombone, alto sax & tenor sax), will make the soup pot boil and stir everyone in the tasting juice.

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