The Sounds of Nature from
Three Continents Africa Asia Europe
The three professional musicians bring together the musical cultures of the three continents in a unique blend. With alphorns and natural horns (Franz Schüssele, D), overtone singing and horse violin (Epi, Enkhajargal Dandarvaanchig, MNG), percussion and the African harp (Pape Dieye, SEN), they create a sound cosmos that takes the public into unheard-of sound worlds.
Epi - Enkhjargal Dandarvaanchig, the vocal miracle of Mongolia. His incredible vocal range spans from the deepest sub-bass to the highest soprano and he plays the Mongolian fiddle at the highest level. He studied at the Music Conservatory of Oulan-Bator. While still a student, he appeared on Mongolian television and toured with various state ensembles in Asia and Europe, where he joined German world musician Rüdiger Oppermann′s ensemble and decided to stay in Europe.
Pape Dieye comes from Dakar, the capital of Senegal. He lived 25 years in Paris and studied Music, he played with big names in international jazz like Manu Dibango Etc.... In addition to the diversity of African percussion instruments, he also masters the African Ngoni harp and sung. He lives and works as a musician in Germany and Senegal. He is the winner of the ZMF Festival Cultural Prize in Fribourg.
Franz Schüssele, trombonist from the Black Forest, international alphorn soloist, multi-instrumentalist and cruiser between classical, jazz and folk music plays a large number of historical instruments such as the Nordic lure, the Celtic carnyx and the snake. With his group "Gälfiäßler", he made numerous television appearances and is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the group with the most instruments.
In addition to the concert program, the trio also presents a program with interfaith and spiritual content in churches, e.g. B. Gregorian chants, African and Mongolian prayer chants and personal dramatization of the story of creation
Trio FraPapEpi - Archaic & spiritual sounds from three continents – YouTube
Press: A lot of tradition and a touch of exoticism
During the Alphorn day at the National Gardens Fair, musicians presented the spectrum of the instrument. The highlight was the performance of the world music trio "Frapapepi"
A special formation, rarely heard: world music from Africa, Asia and Europe. The group is called "Frapapepi", derived from the names of their three teammates Franz Schüssele, Pape Dieye and Enkhjargal Dandarvaanchig, alias Epi. The listening experiences they conveyed to listeners never ceased to amaze, as worlds of sound were linked that would otherwise be continents apart: the rhythms of Senegal characterized by drums and percussion, the haunting tunes of violin with the head of a Mongolian horse and those of the long tones drawn from the resonance tube of the alphorn. With footsteps, whistles and opulent applause, the audience thanked them for a successful concert. There were also two reminders. (Badische Zeitung: Ulrike the Arm)
courage to experiment
Archaic and modern sounds filled the choir of the Oppenau church on Wednesday. Bulldozers, Jew′s harps and Celtic bull horn carry archaic sounds from millennia past. Percussion instruments and the serpent mingle with it, the baroque trombone, snail horns, cowbells and the massive meditation horn of Tibetan monasteries. The alphorn turns into a didgeridoo.
The Trio Frapapepi brings together traditional and modern sounds from Europe, Africa and Mongolia. The trio′s concerts invite you on a journey of discovery, during which the public rubs their eyes in wonder time and time again. Nature sounds take the place of the well-tempered harmonies of mainstream entertainment formats. Frapapepi not only wants to entertain, the three musicians are also concerned with maintaining cultural identity and intertwining different influences.
During the evening, guttural singing resounds powerfully in the church, the horse′s head violin picks up speed in a wild gallop, while the natural horns innovate. Ancient pastoral prayers and invocations from Celtic times, from the High Middle Ages, bring this to mind.
The trio′s new program surprises with new arrangements of Gregorian chants. He delves into biblical stories, but also into Mongolian and African mythology. There are moments when everything flows, when the trombone proposes themes that Enkhjargal Dandarvaanchig then recites in overtone singing. The sparkling sound of the kora sways in the air, the alphorn imitates the Australian didgeridoo. Traditional sounds begin to groove.
Frapapepi shows which tracks a world music ensemble is able to follow, which natural intersections