Afrikän Protoköl

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Afrikän Protoköl - Jazz Ethnojazz Worldmusic Groove afro jazz Live Act in Longueville

Afrikän Protoköl Short Info

Afrikän Protoköl is the Afro Groove Sextet of Belgian saxophonist Guillaume Van Parys. Following his meeting with the Burkinabè drummer Moïse Ouattara, he has composed a music based on traditional rhythms from Burkina Faso and West Africa. Jazzy riffs, groove and improvisations merge together into a warm and festive transcontinental fusion. Established in Burkina Faso in 2013, the band was on tour in Europe and Africa in 2014 and 2015 to release its first album called Freedom From The Known. The public, the media and professionals alike have warmly received the project. It has been rewarded with the SIMA 2014 Jury Award at the Salon International de la Musique Africaine in Dakar in November 2014 and was nominated for the Octaves de la Musique 2015 in Belgium. The band releases its second album Beyond The Grid in 2017. With a rhythmic section from Burkina Faso and horns from Belgium, Afrikän Protoköl proposes a colourful and dynamic show; an original music with universal appeal.

Afrikän Protoköl is the Afro Groove Sextet of Belgian saxophonist Guillaume Van Parys. Following his meeting with the Burkinabè drummer Moïse Ouattara, he has composed a music based on traditional rhythms from Burkina Faso and West Africa. Jazzy riffs, groove and improvisations merge together into a warm and festive transcontinental fusion. Established in Burkina Faso in 2013, the band was on tour in Europe and Africa in 2014 and 2015 to release its first album called Freedom From The Known. The public, the media and professionals alike have warmly received the project. It has been rewarded with the SIMA 2014 Jury Award at the Salon Intern...

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Past Gigs Afrikän Protoköl

  • 11 | 2014 Dakar SIMA showcase
  • 08 | 2014 Rossignol Gaume Jazz Festival
  • 08 | 2014 Floreffe Esperanzah Festival
  • 07 | 2014 Comblain Comblain Jazz Festival
  • 05 | 2014 Ouagadougou Jazz à Ouaga Festival

Discography Afrikän Protoköl

  • 2017 Beyond The Grid Album | Abozamé Records 003
  • 2014 Freedom From The Known Album | Abozamé Records 002
  • 2013 Call For Transformation EP | Abozamé Records 001

Media

  • Sound 05 I Dansè
  • Sound 01 France Au Revoir
  • Video Afrikän Protoköl Live @ Gro...
  • Video Afrikän Protoköl | Breaking...
  • Video Afrikän Protoköl LIVE @ Esp...
  • Video Afrikän Protoköl LIVE @ Bru...

Origin

  • Longueville BE

Founded

  • 2013

Members

  • Guillaume Van Parys Band Leader, baritone & alto saxophones
  • Frédéric Becker Baritone & soprano saxophones
  • Achille Ouattara bass
  • Moïse Ouattara drum
  • Zouratie Kone percussions, voice
  • Yizih tenor saxophone

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