Transculturalism is defined as "seeing oneself in the other". Transcultural  is in turn described as "extending through all human cultures" or "involving, encompassing, or combining elements of more than one culture".
This is the essence of the Orquestra's approach to music. Not only each member brings his or her own cultural background into the project; each one's point of view is also willing to find a reflection in the other, resulting in a brand new sound.
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A TRANSCULTURAL PROJECT
Nicolás Farruggia - ArgentinaVoice & Guitar
Considered by Chico Buarque de Hollanda as a "craque" (hotshot, outstanding talent), achieves his classical music degrees in Bloomington (USA) and at the Royal Academy of Music (UK). Then spends a decade in Brazil where he dedicates himself to singing and composing inspired by its popular culture and rhythms.
Mili Vizcaíno - EstremaduraSpain - Voice
A remarkable singer in terms of sensitivity, lyricism and technique, Vizcaíno is also a gifted composer and improviser.
Rolando Semedo - Cape VerdeBass & Voice
Former bassist of Cesaria Evora's, Semedo is one of the most active bass players from Africa, often on tour with Paulo Flores and Sara Tavares, among others.
He is also a refined composer, with many songs recorded by contemporary Cape Verdian artists.
Alberto Becucci - ItalyAccordion
Probably Italy's most lyrical and inspired accordionist and composer, counting with a long-held collaboration with Vinicio Capossela and Banda Bardó.
Timoteo Grignani - Greece & ItalyPercussions
One of the Orquestra's youngest and most talented, Grignani mixes the complexity of the near eastern rhythms among which he grew up (back in Greece) with the feeling and swing that come from his passion of Latin and African grooves.
Olmo Marín - Basque CountrySpain - Guitars
With a degree from Rotterdam's Codarts Conservatory (Holland), Marin has an unbeatable groove, whether on the Brazilian 7-string or on the funk-powered electric guitar.
Diogo Duque - PortugalTrumpet, Flugelhorn and Flute
Hard to find another trumpet player at this age with such outstanding combination of smooth timbre, virtuosity and imaginative improvisational freedom.