12.01.2023 | AZMARI | Live | Ethiojazz, Psychgroove, Funk and Dub


21:00 Uhr | Live | Ethiojazz, Psychgroove, Funk and Dub

Created in Brussels in 2015, Azmari is a twisting musical journey that fuses ethiojazz, psychgroove, funk and dub.
Azmari draw on influences including Mulatu Astatke, Cymande, the Heliocentrics, the Budos band, Fela Kuti, John Berberian and much more.
With a common love for african and oriental music, as well for funk and dub, the five musicians of Azmari bring us trough a spiritual wandering tinted with musical migrations. Heavely influenced by the Ethiopiques, ten days performing in Istanbul opened the band's ears to the turkish sound and rhythms from the 60's. Along with learning instruments as berimbao, kaval and saaz, the Azmari sound transformed into a rebellious, unrelenting and mesmerizing experience.
The band released Ekera in 2019 and Samaï in 2021, both produced by the label Sdban Records and distributed by N.E.W.S.

Arthur Ancion - Drums
Basile Bourtembourg - Keyboards
Mattéo Badet – Saxophones, flute
Ambroos de Schepper - Saxophone
Niels D’haegeleer - Bass