We, *Nora* & Dawoud, make our duality an indivisible whole.
“ The music of Duone is like going back to the caves, to the roots of music, when drums and vocals were the first instruments, however, in a unique, modernized and intelligent way. This is really something new ! ”
– Filippo Giani, journalist, founder of Enjy.tv
Our first album, “ Time ”, was recorded last summer in Belgium @ homerecords.be.
The release date will be communicated soon.
Poetry, loops, groovy drumming and tasty vocals are the elements that we play with.
Groovy poetic contemporary jazz
Swiss singer Claudia *Nora* Urio and French drummer Dawoud Bounabi met in Geneva a year ago, where Dawoud was giving a master class, introducing his innovating drum method ” Le Bernaire “.
They started playing together and “ bam! ” the magic was there !
Starting from this spontaneous encounter, Claudia *Nora* then came up with the idea of introducing the work of great poets into their music, along with vocal loops.
At the same time, they both wanted to keep the jazz spirit alive, hence, have areas where they could express themselves freely and improvise.
Being both curious and accomplished musicians, they have played many different styles, in France, the US, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Switzerland, Morocco, Germany and Italy.
MEET THE TEAM
Claudia *Nora* Urio
Music artist Claudia *Nora* Urio ‘s tasty voice, jazzy funky style, with a twist of oriental and african spices were forged throughout her travels and encounters.
She recently produced an album “Terra”, 12 of her original French songs signed with Belgian label homerecords.be
Claudia *Nora*’s communicative, warm and generous presence led her to stages in Switzerland (Montreux Jazz Festival 2005), the US (Boston Special Olympics 1994), where she spent 6 years, attending and graduating from prestigeous Berklee College of Music, in France (Cognac Blues Passion 2008), Senegal, Burkina Faso (Jazz a Ouaga Festival 2009) and Mali (Jazzy Koum Ben Festival 2009).
Outstanding drummer Dawoud Bounabi is a rhythmic illusion specialist, perpetually on the edge of a musical space between binary and ternary, where colourful accents are legion.
This man can play all musical styles, the richness of his vocabulary, his speech, his unique musical world and dexterity are impressive.
Dawoud has shared the stage with many different artists in France, Switzerland, Italy, Morocco and Germany (Les Suds world music festival – Arles, Africajarc world music festival – Cajarc, Musik’elles women’s musicians festival – , Soleartfest jazz & world festival – Paris, Nîmes Jazz Métropole festival, Fiesta des Suds festival – Marseille, D’jazz festival – Nevers, Essaouira Gnawa festival).
He created an innovative and acclaimed drum method, “ THE BERNARY ”, a brand new rhythmical approach and tours Europe, giving drums masterclass.