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THIS IS ME
"Al is funky like a bow legged monkey"
"Trippy, psychedelic world rock and funk that spiritually and musically harmonizes all the lands of Mother Earth with stomping grooves and sprinkled with feel good lyrics"
(Jam in a Jar, London)
"Al-Maranca and his Round Coloured Note evoke an exciting fusion of trippy funk-rock, sensuous Mediterranean melodies and tribal West African rhythm and blues, This popular band founded in London by multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Al-Maranca in 2004,
delivers a groovy original sound, created by the unique texture of world music" (Emily Cripps)
Al-Maranca is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer based in London.
He has worked and collaborated with many prestigious artists by the likes of Buddy Miles (Jimi Hendrix-Santana), Ken Nelson (Paolo Nutini, Coldplay), The Turbans, Damian Draghici, Polly Paulusma, Djanan Turan, Miroslav Morski and many more.
Three independent albums released, several among his tracks have had important placements in TV and media industry around the world (BBC, France 2, La 1, Rai, TVE, South Korea, Japan, etc.)
Al started his journey as bass player.
After moving to London in 2000 he began expanding his research to all kinds of music.
Exposed to the many cultures of London he encountered the lute from Middle East called saz (baglama) which he started using in recording sessions initially, then more and more during his concerts.
His music embraces four continents(Africa, Europe, Asia, America).
He's currently working on four different new albums and often performing in London, Europe and Asia.
Al is also member of the acclaimed world fusion band The Turbans and bass player and co producer of Amadis and the Ambassadors.
He is involved in community projects which promote arts, culture, recycling and sustainability in UK.