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Mâäk KOJO
Sunday December 8, 2013
8:00 PM
Mâäk KOJO
De Centrale

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Address Kraankindersstraat 2
9000 Ghent
Belgium
Phone +32 (0)9 265 98 26
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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!

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
Mâäk KOJO
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