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by Fe

Steel Drum fronted jam band showcasing a variety of high energy grooves from Funk to Calypso, Samba to Mambo.
Genre: Jazz: World Fusion
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1. Samba
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2. Funk
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3. Cha Cha
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4. Afro Cuban Man
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5. Mufasa
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6. 1-6-2-5
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7. Bembe
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Album Notes
Fe was formed in the Spring of 2002 by Cort Farris. Farris, who studied percussion at Berklee College of Music, began his professional career as a drummer and later steel pan player in Steel Source, a Philadelphia area steel pan band. After graduating, he was looking to start his own band. His vision was a group of live musicians that would expand upon the steel drum's tradition in Calypso and include many of the styles that he studied at Berklee.

He recruited fellow musicians Kevin O'Beirne, David Downham (B.M. Composition, U. of the Arts), David Dworanczyk (Bachelor of Music, Rutgers), and Joe Divita (Bachelor of Music, U. of the Arts) to fill out the heavily percussive ensemble.

The music represents a step in a new direction for the steel drum by melding elements of latin and afro-cuban jazz, rock, funk, and contemporary classical technique with the style of calypso music that the pan is normally known for. The goal of the band is to build from these traditions and expand the music into a creative combination of styles and sounds.

The name itself is pronounced "fee", representing the symbol for iron. A history of "steel" named pan bands inspired the groups name. Fe performs regularly in the Delaware Valley area at private parties, educational concerts, festivals, clubs and other venues.


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Scott Cronick

The Island vibe blends with Latin Jazz and other influences, creating a truly memorable blend of musical variety


Dig the island style!
We totally enjoy this CD - inspires island/tropical thoughts and moods - flows well - Thanks!

John Gilbert

These musicians certainly understand the Latin mood and soul engendered by this
The enchanting sound of Calypso in the tune "7625" transports the listener to the Caribbean and the magical colors and throbbing beat that embodies the region. This composition creates an ambiance of exotica and happiness within the various sounds emanating from the ensemble.

"Afro Cuban Man" is the highlight of this recording and evokes the passion and sensitivity of Cuba and the Cuban genre. These musicians certainly understand the Latin mood and soul engendered by this emotional music.


Great CD!
This CD is different than anything else I've heard. Not just your typical steel drum band, Fe blends a combination of musical styles to create a CD you can relax to or get up and jam!

Jan in Myrtle Beach, SC

Excellent spirited blend of island moods, happy tunes!
I'm hooked! Totally love where this music takes me and all tracks are a hit in my book! Excellent style! Will be waiting for more of this in the future!