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Sunday May 20, 2012
5:00 PM
big musical party!
Parc de Bruxelles (Parc Royal)

Contact information
Address 1000 Brussels
Park located between the Royal Palace and the Rue de la Loi.

An exciting dialogue between roots music and avant-garde.”

For some years now, the musicians of Mâäk combine wind instruments, percussionists and singers in projects that mix tradition with improvisation. In their previous projects AL MAJMAÂ, with the Gnawa of Marocco, and DJEKOULOU, with the Bambara hunters of Mali, they were curious about the traditional music; transcendental music with a strong therapeutic aspect. For KOJO, their focus is the Vodun, the sacred music of Benin, Africa.

The starting point of this Vodun-project is the respect for the artistic identity and the musical integrity of each group, awakening a curiosity between two rich yet different cultures.

The compositions, where the orchestrations go from duo to tutti, are very spontaneous and improvised but also orchestrated: the ensemble has precise, melodic, harmonic and rhythmic functions.

Kojo toured in 2010 and 2012, and will be performing again in 2018, to celebrate 20 years of Mâäk collective!

Dear friends, oyé oyé !

Mâäk is going to perform four concerts with the project KOJO : 8 percussionists from Benin and 6 'blowers' from Belgium.
(You may have received the announcement last Saterday)

Apart of these concerts, we'd love to invite all of you to a big musical party on Sunday the 20th in Park Royal at 5p.m.
Take your horn or your percussion to join us.
If you think of some musicians-friends we may have forgotten, don't hesitate to invite them join !

Please tell me if you will participate or not.

I'm send you a couple of pieces of the repertoire in case you wish to have a look at them. Please print only the ones you need (there are some parts in Concert key, some for Bb instruments and some for Eb instruments).
The easiest are 'Morceau Final' and 'Visage Pâle'.

We're looking forward to this great meeting !

Mâäk !

Laurent Blondiau - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Grégoire Tirtiaux - Saxophones
Jeroen Van Herzeele - Tenor saxophone
Michel Massot - Tuba, Trombone
Adrien Lambinet - Trombone
Bart Maris - Trumpet
ANATO Simplice - Percussion, Vocals, Dance
ANAGOKO Agla chayemi - Percussion, Vocals, dance
ANAGOKO Mahinou Kissinon - Percussion, Vocals, dance
ANAGOKO Houedanou - Percussion, Vocals, dance
ANAGOKO Vignon maxime - Percussion, Vocals, dance
JAMES Jovence Joseph - Percussion, Vocals, dance
ANAGOKO Bidossessi Stanislas - Percussion, Vocals, dance
Yiphun Chiem - Dance
Sadky Goudou - Styling, vocals
Sam Mary - Lights
See also:   Mâäk Quintet
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