Afrikän Protoköl

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

Afrikän Protoköl Short Info

Afrikän Protoköl is the Afro Jazz 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, grooves and improvisations merge together into what we could call a « warm and conscious transcultural fusion ». Established in Burkina Faso in 2013, the band released its first album called Freedom From The Known in 2014 and will release their second album in 2017. Although we could hear in this project clear influences from Afro Beat master Fela Kuti, Steve Coleman, Manu Dibango and Aka Moon, a very original identity has come out of this mix of emerging European and African jazz musicians. With a rhythmic section 100% from Burkina Faso and horns from Belgium and Ivory Cost, Afrikän Protoköl proposes a colourful and dynamic show.

Afrikän Protoköl is the Afro Jazz 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, grooves and improvisations merge together into what we could call a « warm and conscious transcultural fusion ». Established in Burkina Faso in 2013, the band released its first album called Freedom From The Known in 2014 and will release their second album in 2017. Although we could hear in this project clear influences from Afro Beat master Fela Kuti, Steve Coleman, Manu Dibango and Aka Moon...

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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

  • 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 Afrikan Protokol - An intro...
  • 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
  • Laurent Blondiau Guest Trumpet

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