It’s not often that I run into some charming music out of Afghanistan. Sahar Sahra is one of the country’s biggest stars currently.
Saniboj Žugić is a composer of electroacoustic music who hailed from Zagreb, Croatia, then part of Yugoslavia.
Another treasure from Reddit, it turns out that Libaaxyada Maaweeliska Banaadir (Banaadir Entertainment Lions) was a theater group from Mogadishu who mixed talented veterans with burgeoning new talent from the late 1970s to the early 1980s, before everything went to Hell.
For more on the story of Libaaxyada Maaweeliska Banaadir, check out this blog post from Likembe.
This came as a nice surprise while checking out some fuzz-laden garage tracks on Reddit today. As it turns out, Bango also have this available via Bandcamp.
Cranioclast were from Hagen, Germany, and were one of the most interesting of the German cassette label projects I used to collect. They ventured into making a couple of vinyl records and CDs, but then disappeared into the ether. They’re a group crying out for a reissue campaign, definitely.
The Netherlands is blessed with some of the most amazing performance venues in the world, if you like improv or World Music. It’s time I consider a long visit.
‘Music doesn’t exist. At most it’s an illusion’.
– Misha Mengelberg
PINTOTONICS n+1 is very pleased to announce 2 signature sets by Ada Rave/solo reeds + preparartions and the ‘SPOON 3’ trio.
HUIS de PINTO
St Antoniebreestraat 169
1011 HB Amsterdam
(020) 3700210 reservation
20:30 start solo set
23:00 end of event
Tickets 10 + 7 (students/cjp)
SET 1 > SOLO
Ada Rave/tenor+soprano sax+clarinet+preparations
Ada Rave > moving nearly 3 years ago from Buenos Aires to Amsterdam > is an active and powerful voice in Amsterdams’ improvisation scene, deserving close attention by any non-conformist improvisation lover.
SET 2 > Ensemble
Robert van Heumen/laptop processing
Albert van Veenendaal/piano+prepared piano
‘In many aspects a band that crosses many styles. In the challenging trio combination piano, voice and laptop, voice uses unpolished if not absurdistic raw texts light years away from any jazz historical scat reference, laptop disturbing and supporting voice and prepared piano expressions into an amalgam of unpredictable sonic adventures’.
Coming up @ Pintotnics n+1 edition March 14 2016
Solo set >
Ensemble set > C.B.G trio
Guillermo Celano/el guitar