October 2017

 

ALY KEITA & THE MAGIC BALAFON

Friday 20.10.2017 Doors open: 9 PM | Club

Admission: € 15 / €10 (concession) / € 5 (with Berlinpass) Children up to 14: free entry

Organizer: Werkstatt der Kulturen

Production

ALY KEITA & THE MAGIC BALAFON



 
         

Aly Keïta originates from the West-African Ivory Coast, and is one of the great balafon virtuosos. The balafon is an African xylophone with calabashes as resonators and it is a unique West-African melodic instrument.

When he was still just a child, the impressive musician was already creating instruments, and later he built not only a diatonic balafon, to open up the possibilities of new sounds, but also the world’s largest one in 1999. Aly Keïta merges virtuoso balafon playing – oriented towards a traditional African repertoire – with Western jazz, gentle pop and other African rhythms.

 

A fascinating musical experience, where the resident Berliner creates a connection between traditional and modern sounds and continues to develop modern styles of balafon playing. His band was a prize winner at the 2nd creole Global Music Contest.


Line up:
Aly Keïta – Balafon, kalimba
Marcel Van Cleef – Drums, percussion
Ramani Krishna– Electric bass
Arenor Anuku – Electric guitar
Viktor Wolf – Saxophons, flute

 


 

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World Wide Music

Berlin Acts play Global Music!

Every Friday the WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN presents the finest of Global Music.

9:00 PM (doors open), Entry: € 15 / € 10 / € 5 (with Berlinpass)

You'll find all concerts on the WorldWideMusic Schedule and on the WorldWideMusic Facebook fanpage!

Band inquiries to:

Anette Heit
Phone +49 (0)30 60 97 70-17
anette.heit@werkstatt-der-kulturen.de

A concert series in cooperation with multicult.fm and Funkhaus Europa. Every Wednesday at 9 am and 7 pm our concerts are broadcast on multicult.fm!

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