MAKADEM - MAKADEM feat. AL AGAMI


  • date:26 Feb 2011 - 16 Jul 2011
  • area: Canada & Scandinavia
  • style(s):
    • Beat
    • Benga
  • status: published tour
  • continents:
    • Europe / Russia
    • Latin America
    • North America
  • tour submitted by:One World

MAKADEM feat. AL AGAMI & BEN BESIAKOV
line up:
Makadem (Vocal, Guitar, Kalimba)
Shadrack Makau (Keys)
John Mutombo (Guitar)
Charles Otieno (Bass)
Mathew Matix (Drums)
special guests:
Al Agami (Rap)
Ben Besiakov (Piano, Keys)
/ Carl Winther (Piano, Keys)

MAKADEM & AL AGAMI
"The Benga Beat Collective"

Makadem is one of Kenya's most prominent contemporary artists. Reminding of a Kenyan version of Fela Kuti, his excellent musical sense and humor takes the stage with an amazing presence. He is a specialist of Benga music, arguably the most distinctive sound to have come out of Kenya’s 70 years of creating urban music. Benga spread from the shores of Lake Victoria in the west where Makadem was born. Makadem´s songs speaks of the fluid nature of modern African culture and demonstrate the fusion that is at the heart of African identity. It´s up tempo music full of tradition and with a lot of story telling;
Al Agami, 3 times award winning rapper, rediscovers his African roots through the music of Makadem, and adds coolness to the music with his sensual voice and his versatile rap lyrics. The Nairobi based musicians, keyboardplayer Shadrack Makau bass player Chao Otieno and drummer Mathew Matix make everything groove. Guitarist John Mutombo is a Congolese Jimmy Hendrix.

2011 offers tours with the biggest festivals in Montreal and Toronto, the SOBs in New York, then Jamaica and Colombia, and one more Scandinavia tour in the autumn.

An ebullient top professional orchestra with the world at their feet. An unmissable musical meeting.

Confirmed Dates

SCANDINAVIA SPRING
26. February Halkær Kro og Kulturhus DK
4. March The International House, Odense, DK
5. March Det Bruunske Pakhus DK
10. March Café Intime DK
11. March Elværket Holbæk DK
12 March Otto Festival 2011 DK
13. March Dunkers Kulturhus SE

SCANDINAVIA SUMMER
19. June Couleur Cafe DK
20. June Hijazz Festival SE
21. June Hijazz festival SE
24. June Fatter Eskild, Aarhus DK
25. June Copenhagen Jazzhouse DK
1. July Hullerød Kro DK
2. July Baobab Festival SE
3. July Jazzhouse outdoors, Copenhagen Jazzfestival DK
15. July Hullerød Kro DK (tbc)
16. July African Culture Festival, Folkets Park, Malmö SE

CANADA
8., 9, 10. July Sunfest, London Ontario World Music festival Canada
12. July Nuits D´Afrique, Montreal, Canada

Links

 
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Makadem & Al Agami Makadem & Al Agami Makadem & Al Agami Makadem & Al Agamiposter 2011ONE WORLD

Songs

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Sami Hooyi


Makadem




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