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Afrikän Protoköl

c/o Abozamé asbl
Rue de Sart-Risbart, 13
1325 Longueville

Afrikän Protoköl - Afro Jazz Vibes (Burkina Faso/Belgium)
SIMA 2014 Jury Awarded!

A production of ABOZAME ASBL

public contact

  • phone: +32 499167792
  • eMail: email to Afrikän Protoköl public contact

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participating in

  • WOMEX 2017
  • WOMEX 2016
  • WOMEX 2015
  • WOMEX 2014
stand number WOMEX 17: 138-139

company description

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 in the 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.

The project has been rewarded with the SIMA Jury Award in Senegal in November 2014 and has been nominated at the "Octave de la Musique" in Belgium in march 2015. The band now works on a second album to be released in 2017.

Afrikän Protoköl is a production of ABOZAME ASBL



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