Vino & Forte
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Vino & Forte

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Vino & Forte CD - 2012



It was the charming music of Bebo & Cigala, an exotic fusion of Cuban rhythms and flamenco vocals that initially sparked a light for the project and inspired Oriana and Ivan to create their own fusion duet. Skilled in their own field yet foreign to the other, they took on the challenge of merging each other's music, classical on one side and Balkan-flamenco on the other.

The name Vino & Forte was chosen for its dual interpretation. Forte is an Italian music dynamic symbol for 'strength' and also a derivative in French meaning a person's particular skill. As for Vino, the duo promote and serve a local wine for every performance with the aim of creating a relaxed and refined environment in which to enjoy their music. Oriana and Ivan each selected pieces from the other person's repertoire, an indication of the individual styles they appreciate and enjoy. They have often referred to this experience metaphorically as though they were learning a whole new language.