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Category: EDITION 2017

the southwestern Sardinian jazz festival


(Produzione originale) DOBET GNAHORE’ , a singer, dancer and percussionist from the Ivory Coast, inherited the force of the “Bété“ tradition from her father, Boni Gnahoré, a master percussionist who plays with the Abidjan-based Ki-Yi Mbock Company, directed by Werewere Liking. It was within this Ivory Coast-based company that Dobet met French guitarist Colin Laroche…
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Aly Keïta, the Ivory Coast balafon player was born in 1969 in Abidjan. From an early age, he was initiated in the playing of this musical ancestor of the xylophone and the marimba, by his father, himself a balafon player. In other words, in the Keïta family the balafon is a serious matter. Aly’s balafon…
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MBOKO’ by David Virelles

With Mbókò, pianist-composer David Virelles – based now in New York but born and bred in Cuba – has taken the folkloric rhythms of Afro-Cuban religious ritual and transmuted them into a 21st-century music resonant with mystery and meaning. The main title, Mbókò, can be taken to mean “fundament” or “sugar cane” or “The Voice,”…
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Tyshawn Sorey (born July 8, 1980) is an American musician and composer who plays drum set, percussion, trombone and piano. Since graduating from William Paterson University, Sorey has been a sought-after musician in many different musical idioms. He is both a performer and composer, and has had works reviewed in The Wire, The New York Times, The Village Voice, Modern Drummer and Down Beat. In August…
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The reason of the invention of this project was the need to experience new ways of expression, to get rid of the schematizations that made music feel like trapped inside cages. The experimentation involves the use of drums and voice as sound material, remixed in real time with live electronics and sound synthesis. Live electronics…
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The Kassa Overall Trio is a think tank thet takes the concepts and repertoire of jazz legends and morphs them into modern perspective. Artist like Thelonius Monk, Yusef Lateef, Max Roach and John Coltrane All have much to give to today’s music world, not to be copied but to be used as inspiration for new…
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ODD TIME by Kassa Overall, Kool A.D & Dada Powell

ODD TIME Kool & Kass are peaceful solutions, a syncretic supersoul thet harnesses the magnanimity of the pacific and atlantic oceans through raps thet merely sound like the English language but are in fact both astral and southern hemispheric in spirit and rhythmic nature. Kassa Overall and Kool A.D are both multi genre multi instrumentalist…
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SHAMANIA by Marilyn Mazur’s

(Esclusiva) SHAMANIA: Eleven strong women on stage together. Exuberant and colourful, Marilyn Mazur and her all-female band create dramatic moods, rhythms and intriguing sounds, in a performance that captivates eyes, ears and soul. When cultures meet, amazing things can happen – Marilyn Mazur is a living proof of this. Born in New York by Polish…
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(Esclusiva) PUNJAB: Joe Chambers has worked with some of the most influential jazz figures of the last several decades and is a recognized perfomer and composer whose works have been performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. As a sideman and leader, Chambers has recorded more than 500 albums and CDs. He has performed and…
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(Prima assoluta) TIZIANO TONONI & SUSIE IBARRA Blending unique styles and sounds , drummers/percussionists Tiziano Tononi and Susie Ibarra premiere a new suite of percussion duets they have created in homage to new and old rhythmic rituals of the natural world.  This concert is dedicated to the great drummer/percussionist Max Roach. Tiziano Tononi is one…
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