Black Flower

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  • country:Belgium
  • region:East Africa
  • style(s):Afrobeat, Groove
  • label:Sdban Ultra Records
  • type:Band, Quintet
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:instrumental, woodwind, brass, jazz combo
  • artist submitted by:Zephyrus Music vzw

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)

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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"

Records

"Abyssinia Afterlife" - Black Flower

"Artifacts" - Black Flower

Concerts

Black Flower