Dear WOMEX members,
This year the new Afro Jazz Sextet Afrikän Protoköl from Belgium and Burkina Faso will be represented at the WOMEX 2014 exhibition.
We will be located at the level 1 on Wallonie-Bruxelles Musique (WBM) stands 1.08 - 1.09.
We'd love to meet you and to share our Afro Jazz Vibes!
Come to visit us at any time or mail us for any question or appointment!
"Afrikän Protoköl is the Afro Jazz Sextet of Belgian saxophonist Guillaume Van Parys. Following his meeting with the Burkinabè drummer Moïse Ouattara, he has composed a music based on traditional rhythms from Burkina Faso and West Africa. Jazzy riffs, grooves and improvisations merge together into what we could call a « warm and conscious transcultural fusion ». Established in Burkina Faso in 2013, the band was on tour in Europe and Africa this summer 2014 to release its first album called Freedom From The Known. Although we could hear in this album clear influences from Afro Beat master Fela Kuti, Steve Coleman, Manu Dibango and Aka Moon, a very original identity has come out of this mix of emerging European and African jazz musicians. With a rhythmic section 100% from Burkina Faso and horns from Belgium and Ivory Cost, Afrikän Protoköl proposes a colourful and dynamic show."
See you soon!
Guillaume Van Parys
Musician, composer, manager
☎ +32 (0)499 167 792
Afro Jazz Vibes - Burkina / Belgium
article submitted by:Guillaume Van Parys, Afrikän Protoköl