Ndagga Rhythm Force / DJ Zhao – YAAM Thursday 08.08

Thursday YAAM at 7pm sharp will be a real Ngoma set from me, meaning Afro-centric poly-rhythms not restricted by the forms of the usual dance club. And the opening and closing sets will be special ones, encompassing Spiritual Jazz, deep Yoruba drums, Jungle, Juke, Reggae, and much more.
And the band of course is amazing.
Hope to see some of you there!
Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2ECz3xA
Youtube: https://bit.ly/2MduOyR
Dj support: dj zhao (ngoma)
Einlass 19:00 / Konzert: 20:30
VVK ab 15,- incl. Gebühren bei KOKA36 / EVENTBRITE & An allen bekannten VVK Stellen

In 2011 Mark Ernestus (of Basic Channel, Rhythm & Sound, and Hardwax fame) traveled to Senegal in search of original Sabar and Mbalax recordings but ended up inviting over 20 percussionists and other musicians – most of whom he had become interested in via local cassettes or Youtube clips – for a spontaneous recording session in Dakar. Mark arranged and mixed these recordings back in Berlin, which were released on the 2012 twin albums “800% Ndagga” and “Ndagga Versions” under the “Mark Ernestus presents Jeri-Jeri” moniker – simply using the Sabar drummers’ clan name.

Since then, the project has evolved into something new in its own: From the initial pool of artists involved, Mark has handpicked a smaller core group with whom he intensified collaboration, toured throughout Europe and recorded new tracks to arrange, edit, finish production, and mix with his own, more electronic aesthetic. The album “Yermande” was released to much critical acclaim late in 2016.

The group has become a killer live outfit and has played clubs and major festivals all across Europe – including Melt!, Roskilde, Dour, OFF! in Katowice or the Festival Ile d’France in Paris – and in the process long have outgrown initial limitations. We’re more than happy to have MARK ERNESTUS & NDAGGA RHYTHM FORCE at YAAM Berlin in August!

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