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Jazz Canarias Stage African Night in Teguise

Tuesday July 3, 2012

Jazz Canarias Stage African Night in Teguise

The line up for Jazz Canarias 2012 has now been finalised and after some initial doubts about funding for the event on Lanzarote the former island capital of Teguise is confirmed as the venue for an ‘African Night’ concert on July 15th featuring the duo of Jorg & Munit (from Germany and Ethiopia respectively) and Blick Bassy from Cameroon.

Jorg & Munit´s accessible and melodic musical style utilises one voice (Munit) and one guitar (Jorg) to craft warm and atmospheric tunes in both Amharic and English that borrow from a mix of musical styles, including folk, African and pop. Together the duo have worked with some of the leading musicians in their respective birthplaces of Germany and Ethiopia and have toured extensively across Africa, Europe and North America and they released their first album, Noro Noro in 2009.

Guitarist Blick Bassy is one of the leading lights of Cameroon´s growing African jazz fusion scene and formed his first band, The Jazz Crew in 1996 at the age of just 22 years, before also getting involved with the birth of Macase, widely regarded as one of the most inventive forces in the jazz fusion genre in Cameroon. He released his debut album Leman in 2009 whilst his more recent release, Hongo Calling, charts a musical journey along the old slave route from the Cape Verde Islands to Brazil, via Benin, Senegal and Cameroon.

The African Night event is currently scheduled to get underway from 21.00 and will be held in the Casco Historico, with admission entirely free of charge.

 

Jazz Canarias 2012 Event Programme 

Tenerife 

July 11th
Anthony Strong
Hiromi: The Trío Project
feat Anthony Jackson y Simon Phillips

July 12th
Tana Santana Project
Jerry González Trío
July 13th
Manao, feat Lara Bello
Munit & Jorg
Blick Bassy

July 14th
Henna Hito Trío
Milles Smiles
Gretchen Parlato
Renegade Creation

 

Gran Canaria

July 11th
Mario Rivero / Antonio Auyanet
Perinké Big Band
Jerry González Trío

July 12th
Antonio Navarro
Anthony Strong
Hiromi: The Trío Project
feat Anthony Jackson y Simon Phillips

July 13th
Tana Santana Project
Milles Smiles
Gretchen Parlato
Renegade Creation

July 14th
Manao, feat Lara Bello
Munit & Jorg
Ethiocolor
Blick Bassy

 

 

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