- Filip Vandebril (Bass)
- Jon Birdsong (Cornet, Alto Horn, Sea Shells)
- Nathan Daems (Saxophone, Sax, Washint, Ney, Kaval, Flute)
- Niels Verheest (Keys)
- Simon Segers (Drums)
- region:East Africa
- label:Sdban Ultra Records
- type:Band, Quintet
- 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"
type:WOMEX 17 Showcase