Contemporary World Music
New CD out in february 2020!
Aly Keïta Balafon / Voice
Jan Galega Brönnimann Bass Clarinet
Lucas Niggli Percussion
Aly Keita is one of the grand masters of the balafon, the West African xylophone. The Ivorian musician won countless awards (including the German World Music Award "Ruth") and fits the balafon in interaction with artists such as Joe Zawinul, Omar Sosa, Pharao Sanders, Paco Séry, Dobet Gnahore, Manu Gallo and Jan Garbarek. Together with the Swiss clarinetist Jan Galega Brönnimann and Swiss drummer Lucas Niggli, both born in Cameroon, Keïta mixes the traditional African repertoire with Western jazz, Improvisation and African rhythms. This "Brotherhood of vibes and Grooves" takes the audience on an adventurous ride - from the deepest jungle to great lengths under the African sky and back to Europe.
sensory intoxication - a mind-expanding experience of sound and vision.
“galega_optickle” is the new audio visual project of Jan Galega Brönnimann and Optickle.
Acoustic and electronic soundscapes, melodies and loops, breath and bass, rhythms and clicks – this is the musical world of Jan Galega Brönnimann.
“In his performances, he is creating a hypnotic and progressive sound rooted in different musical traditions and at the same time setting a path for the future.” (Musikreviews, Jochen König)
jan galega brönnimann bass clarinet, kontra altoclarinet, electronics
optickle live visuals
In collaboration with the video artists from Optickle, Galega composes an enrapturing audio-visual experience. Impressions from everyday life are condensed into unexpected creations. In contrast and mutual interaction, motifs of nature and urban worlds evolve into experimental landscapes. These multi-layered virtual worlds, often built from simple casual details, sharpen the audience’s awareness of it’s own contemplation of everyday life and allow for a glimpse behind the superficial.
A V performance
al nge taaofficial video
World, Jazz, griot
Jan Galega Brönnimann Bass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone
Moussa Cissokho Kora, Vocal
Omri Hason oriental percussion, hang
The music of Jan Galega Brönnimann, Moussa Cissokho and Omri Hason is a reminisence of the Art of storytelling. The Trio creates a tension of traditional and modern music from Africa and Europe. The sparkling sound of the Kora (African Harp with 22 strings) meets the warm tone of the Bass Clarinet and the oriental percussion.
„Al nge taa“ is the first release of the trio. It means „let's move!“ in Mandinka, a language spoken in Gambia, Mali and Senegal. The songs are written by the three musicians and reflect their different backgrounds. Listening to „Al nge taa“ is an unforgettable adventure thanks to its merging of different musical traditions, the band’s unique line-up and its wealth of ingenious melodies and rhythms.
Moussa Cissokho from Senegal is an exceptionally talented and skillful kora player, singer and composer. Born and raised in the famous griot family he was taught to play by his father from very early age travelling to assist in traditional ceremonies in Senegal. By the age of 13 he was choosen for the National Ballet of Senegal. He toured all over Europe, Asia, America and Africa. Moussa Cissokho now lives in Austria and works with different musicians in Africa and Europe.
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brink man ship live at bee-flat bern 10. april 2011