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.