Black Flowerofficial WOMEX 17 showcase


Line up

  • Filip Vandebril (Bass)
  • Jon Birdsong (Cornet, Alto Horn, Sea Shells)
  • Nathan Daems (Saxophone, Sax, Washint, Ney, Kaval, Flute)
  • Niels Verheest (Keys)
  • Simon Segers (Drums)
  • country:
    Belgium
  • region:
    East Africa
  • style(s):
    • Afrobeat
    • Groove
  • label:
    Sdban Ultra Records
  • type:
    Band, Quintet
  • gender:
    male
  • instrumentation:
    instrumental, woodwind, brass, jazz combo
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As an undeniable part of the Pitchfork generation: highly skilled musicians with a large degree of openness – Black Flower strives for original music and deliveres a vibrant, hypnotic and variously entertaining musical mix of Ethio jazz, afrobeat, oriental and dub, bending all purist rules to good effect and claiming to the age-old human ritual of dancing!
Hypnotic Ethio dub jazz that sounds as if John Zorn put on Fela Kuti’s shoes and imbibed Mulatu Astatke’s whirls.


BBC 6 (Uk) "…Brilliant..." - Gilles Peterson

Le Monde( Fr) "...un voyage tonifiant pour l’imagination"

Selection FIP (Fr) "…un album huypnotique au confins du réel"

LesInrocks (Fr) "…un des 10 albums africains à écouter en 2017"

Ancienne Belgique (Be) "...One of Belgium’s Best Bands of these past years"

Songlines 4**** "...highly succesful combination of psychedelic jazz, Afro-funk and Ethio-Jazz in this excellent album"

Songlines Live review "… a dizzyingly brilliant live set"

De Morgen 4**** "…Black Flower is part of the “Pitchfork generation”: alternative musicians with a large degree of openness"

Focus Knack 4**** "…Once again Black Flower prove that you don’t need to be of African origin to inherit the
influence of Mulatu Astatke, Fela Kuti, Ebo Taylor or Mahmoud Ahmed"

Record Collector 4**** "…Black Flower draw upon entrenched musical traditions and repurpose them to create something that sounds fresh and exciting. A very special album indeed"

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  • Black Flower

    date:
    type:WOMEX 17 Showcase
    country:Poland
    city:Katowice

Black Flower

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Upwards


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Abeba Zeybekiko


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Winter


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Artifacts


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Bones


from the album Artifacts


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