15/02 2014

Mark Ernestus presents Jeri-Jeri

Explosieve beats en breaks van sabar drummers

World beat & pop / Mbalax / Senegal

Mark Ernestus, producer uit Berlijn, is één van de vernieuwers in de dub en minimal techno. Op een festival in Denemarken raakt hij helemaal verslingerd aan mbalax, waarbij tribale polyritmes en vocals knallen met urban gitaar, bas, drums en toetsen. Met alleen een paar telefoonnummers op zak gaat hij naar Kaolack, de smerigste en heetste stad van Senegal. Hij kan een studio afhuren en neemt de mbalax op met een groep Jeri-Jeri-drummers onder leiding van Bakane Seck. De ritmes van de sabar (drums) en de tama’s (talking drums) worden woest onderbroken door bakks, muzikale codes die gekoppeld zijn aan de dansmoves. De razende samenwerking tussen de Berlijnse producer en de griots resulteert in de releases '800% Ndagga' en 'Ndagga Versions'. Laat vanavond je beste moves zien op de explosieve beats en breaks van de Jeri-Jeri!

Mark Ernestus is an innovative producer of dub and minimal techno. He became obsessed with the mbalax, a genre of tribal polyrhythms and vocals on urban guitar, bass, drums and keys. The stormy collaboration full of explosive beats and breaks between the producer from Berlin and the griots resulted in two albums and a tour.

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JERI-JERI is the stunning, spectacular collaboration between the renowned BERLIN-based producer MARK ERNESTUS and a griot clan of SABAR drummers from KAOLACK / SENEGAL, led by BAKANE SECK, along with guest MBALAX musicians and vocalists — including many mainstays of the bands of BAABA MAAL, YOUSSOU N'DOUR and more of the country's leading musicians.

World music aficionados will have noted ERNESTUS' remixes of afrobeat architect TONY ALLEN and KINSHASA rockers KONONO NO. 1, as well as his critically acclaimed SHANGAAN ELECTRO compilation. on the quiet, though, he has become increasingly hooked on MBALAX, with its hyper-vivid SABAR and talking-drum work-outs, and sick, sequencer-like marimba synths. in early 2011 he travelled to SENEGAL and THE GAMBIA, in search of original recordings. through an unlikely set of coincidences, he ended up working in the legendary DAKAR studio formerly known as XIPPI, with more than twenty of the finest musicians in the country. the results will be released in 2012 and 2013... and proliferate in a series of unmissable live performances throughout europe.

JERI-JERI's MBALAX style is swingingly masterful - heady and hard-grooving, with highly complex, fiercely succinct poly-rhythms - an ancient and futuristic music, mesmeric but sharp as nails, super-charged with drama. SABAR traditions are fused with furious AFRO-CUBANISMO, hard funk-rock, and shards of high-life.

Zaal open 19:30

Aanvang 20:30

Entree € 19,00