On September 7 we will live in the new room Paral.lel 62 (former BARTS room) a great closing night. With jazz as a central element but in coexistence with other music. With Soweto Kinch, one of the pioneers of the UK Jazz Explosion, the French ethio-jazz band Arat Kilo, in collaboration with the American rapper Mike Ladd and the Malian singer Mamani Keita. A night in which they will coincide with the duo formed by the Hungarian drummer Gergo Borlaï and the saxophonist Llibert Fortuny, and the flamenco fusion octet Oleándole, with a repertoire dedicated to Wayne Shorter.
- 19h: LLIBERT FORTUNY + GERGO BORLAÏ
Llibert Fortuny tenor sax, ewi and laptop, Gergo Borlaï drums, laptop.
We begin the closing of the festival with two internationally recognized creators, experts in integrating acoustic and electronic elements. Two soloists with essentially jazz instruments, modulated through midi systems, loops, laptops, building at the moment all kinds of sound effects, always without forgetting the organic component of the music. The Jamboree audience and followers of the Masimas Festival know Llibert Fortuny like nobody else, a reference for music in our city and one of the great creators, a specialist for many years in the use of sequencers, samplers and other systems that complement his saxophone and the ewi, to create unrepeatable sessions. On this occasion, in duo with the Hungarian Gergo Borlaï, one of the most modern and internationally recognized drummers, with a capacity and versatility in the instrument that make him unique.
- 20h: OLEÁNDOLE
Taré Cortés singer, Guillermo Calliero trumpet, Marti Serra sax, Frederico Vannini guitar, Albert Bover keyboard, Jordi Gaspar bass, Ramon Olivares percussion, Violeta Barrio dancer.
Flamenco and jazz come together in Oleándole, a group founded in Barcelona by percussionist Ramon Olivares, in 2013. Jazz and flamenco musicians fuse both genres from the rhythmic diversity and creative freedom they share. From singing, dancing and improvisation, among other elements, Oleándole signs an original proposal in which it is possible to alternate the ‘cante por derecho’ with the universe of the jazz standard, or adapt the “Blue in Green” by Miles Davis to the rhythm of soleano por bulerías. Above all, Oleándole is a dynamic formation that, with different formats, brings together leading figures of jazz and flamenco in our country; a high-flying encounter between swing and jondura.
- 21h: SOWETO KINCH THE BLACK PERIL
Soweto Kinch saxes and vocals, Nick Jurd double bass, Jason Brown drums.
Soweto Kinck is surely one of the most prolific musicians of the British scene. Probably one of the pioneers of what some call the british jazz explosion, which has made artists like Shabaka Hutchings, Shabya Garcia or Theon Cross famous. Tenor sax, singer, poet and MC, Kinch arrives at Masimas Festival after being headliner of SFJazz in San Francisco. He will present The Black Peril, one of his latest projects, inspired by the sounds of ragtime, proto-jazz, West Indian folk music and the classical works of black composers of the early 20th century, in a period marked by racial unrest and conflict. A project that rethinks the connection of the origins of jazz with modern forms of dance music, including hip hop and trap, exploring the exaltation and defiant optimism of early black music and the sense of revolutionary danger it symbolized. In the concert that we will experience at Masimas Festival, Soweto Kinch also wants to present some new tracks not yet released from his upcoming project White Juju, where he fuses classical, jazz and hip hop. All this we will experience in a reduced format (both projects are written and orchestrated in much larger formats).
- 22.15: ARAT KILO + MAMANI KEITA + MIKE LADD
Mamani Keita vocals, Mike Ladd vocals, Fabien Girard guitar, Michael Havard sax, Aristide Gonçalves trumpet and keyboards, Samuel Hirsch bass, Gerald Bonnegrace percussion, Florent Berteau drums.
This project was born in Paris when a sextet passionate about Ethiojazz decided to work with the African diva Mamani Keita and Mike Ladd, the most infectious slammer in the United States. Conceived between Paris, Mali, Ethiopia and Boston, it contains a galaxy of wonderful sounds, where you will hear Ethiopian essences and sounds, combined with jazz, funky, hip hop… A band both unclassifiable and awarded and admired both in Europe and the USA, where it has received all kinds of awards and recognitions. Manani Keita is the most internationally recognized Malian singer. She has worked with Salif Keïta (her discoverer), Hank Jones, Mulatu Astatke, Manu Dibango, Dee Dee Bridgewater and many others. Born in Boston, Mike Ladd is a poet, an intense, brutal, hypnotic singer… One of the most special and anomalous figures of hip hop. Known by many fans