Arsene Duevi bass and guitar player, singer, choir director, composer and ethnomusicologist, arrived in Italy in 2002 and he is now an Italian citizen.
Continuing Arsene’s reputation for being a music shaman, in his second cd, Haya (Musicamorfosi 2016) premiered in Rome at Parco della Musica and in Milan at Blue Note, he sings in Ewè, Italian and French. His own original compositions all share the same message coming directly from the Southern hemisphere: choose life, don’t let yourself be used by money, never give up, hug one another, stand up, sing and make your voice stand out in a sea of other voices. Haya in Ewe means rejoice and it is Arsene’s new soul-moving hymn celebrating life.
With “Out of Africa” (Afrika Nye) (2010), Arsene sang to us of the colors of a land impossible to leave behind, with Haya (2016) he celebrated the life and the hope of those who emigrate.
When performing “solo” as a true showman and shaman, he takes us on a journey to the root of sound.
Womad Chile, Canadian Music Week (Toronto, Canada), Atlantic Music Expo (Capo Verde)
i Suoni delle Dolomiti, Blue Note Milano, Parco della Musica Roma, LAC en plein air (Lugano, CH)
Teatro Comunale di Vicenza, Musicastrada
Live showcase at Rai Radio Uno, Radio Tre, Radio Popolare, WDR Cologne, RFI Afrique
Arsene Solo a Capo Verde – RFI Afrique >>