A decade after the launching of the Ukandanz odyssey, the pioneers of this puzzling Ethiopian crunch got back as an instrumental quartet to the sources of their music. This formula remains magic without the voice of their charismatic singer Asnake Gebreyes. The contrabands of the spirit keep crossing the frontiers, in spite of the movement restrictions imposed by the global health crisis… It’s obvious with these experts in the art of « crunch », a sexy designation standing for an explosive musical syncretism.
Ukandanz is originally the garage project of four French jazzmen, recognized in their respective formations and collaborations (Paolo Fresu, Louis Sclavis, Didier Lockwood, ChrisSpeed, The Amsterdam Klezmer band, Cosmic Connexion, John Greaves …), and sharing asame thirst for discoveries and experimentation. Over the course of rehearsals and concerts, under the impetus of Damien Cluzel (Guitar […]Read more