Tribute to Fela Kuti - Festival Special 2018

Nigeria, early 1970s: the country experienced a real oil boom; the military juntas succeed one another and the elite along with the multinationals share out the oil wealth while the miserable slums abound. In this atmosphere where the arbitrary judgements become the law, a charismatic musician, a rebel leader emerged: Fela Anikulapo Kuti. In order to deliver his messages of justice and equality, he created an unusual combination of Afro-American funk jazz, of ju-ju music, high-life, Yoruba traditions and Nigerian vodun: Afrobeat was born. The modernity of its fusion of ancestral drums and electric soul continue to haunt the collective unconsciousness of Africa. The metrics of Afrobeat mix with electro, pop or hip-hop, borrowing words from all the languages of the globe. Today, the American jazz drummer Sangoma Everett, fascinated by the aura, the integrity and creativity of Fela, decided to take a new look at the message and the music of Black President.

Line up:
Sangoma Everett - drums & bandleader
Sahr Ngaujah - voc
Bastien Brison – piano
Aurélien Joly – trumpet
Cyrille Mathieu – trombone
Mamadou Ba - bass - New York
Ganesh Geymeier – saxophone
Dele Sosimi – keyboads
Felix Manuaku – guitar
Karim Addadi – guitar
Edmundo Carneiro – percussion
Philippe Maniez - arranger & conductor
3 voc, female Dancers
Pierre Olivier - sound engineer

Emil Viklicky Trio

Emil Viklicky, piano; Peter Dvorsky, bass; Jiri Stivin Jr., drums

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An emotional depth rooted in Moravian folk music has led Emil to be called "the Janacek of Jazz". Dynamic and textural subtlety lie at the heart of Emil Viklicky´s greatness. /Chris Parker - The Times, London. Trio is affectingly lyrical when addressing their speciality material, Moravian folk songs. /Euan Dixon, Cheltenham. Emil Viklicky Trio has the same collective energy of Esbjorn Svensson trio, though without the electronics and rock input. /John Fordham, The Guardian, London/


Andy NARELL (Steel Pan), Mario CANONGE (p), Michel ALIBO (b), Jean-Philippe FANFANT (dms)

With its roots deep in the Caribbean and with the heart of a classic jazz quartet, Sakésho brings sophistication, spontaneity, and soulful energy to the stage - four musicians who have come together as one voice. All four members compose for the group. Mario Canonge, Michel Alibo, and Jean Philippe Fanfant are masters of the traditional music of Martinique and Guadeloupe, add to that the spice of Andy Narell’s steel pans, and you have a unique blend of jazz and groove. Like their name says – ‘It’s gonna be hot!’
Sakésho recorded two albums for Heads Up International – the self titled ‘Sakésho – It’s Gonna Be Hot,’ and ‘We Want You to Say,’ and has played concerts and festivals throughout the USA, Europe, and the Caribbean.

Jasper van't Hof - Reto Weber Duo with special guests

Musically they understand themselves blindly! In conjunction with borderless instrumental mastery, breathtaking sounds and rhythms. A mix of van't Hof his meditative warmmelodyfeel in connection with heavey grooves and Weber as a big contrast with shillings income and sharp percussion instruments plus virtuoso technique. The rapid interaction's with huge contrasts give the audience to sit on one occasion a feeling of being in a carousel which high speed drastically goes out the other direction..... than to slip on a cloud through a peaceful sky.
Visuality's all over. Brainwash.
The new CD FEATURING will be out the end of this year. We have 20 musicians on our list, they have agreed to play with the Duo. It is after your choice with whom you will have the Duo

Enrico Rava 4tet - Wild Dance

Enrico Rava, tp , flgh; Francesco Dioti, guit; Gabriele Evangelista, bass; Enrico Morello, dm
Enrico Rava, tireless as usual, no matter he’s 75, is leading a brand new quartet calling by his side three very young talents and giving life to the “RAVA NEW 4ET” project.
WILD DANCE. Enrico Rava's brand new ECM album, was out on september 2015 and it's already became a success.
Francesco Diodati belongs to the large crowd of young italian jazz musicians in rising (not only national) success.
The most peculiar aspects of his “artistic way of living music” are: strogly clear ideas and a strict desire to share his musical language with other musicians belonging to his generation.What Diodati gives to jazz music is a contemporary approach in which the sense of history and a huge auditory universe live side by side.
Electronic effects, wisely used and built on skillfully technical competence of acustic and electric guitar, reflect a new idea of music that expand “six strings” physical
research, from jazz to the rest of musical universe.

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