AfricaNight 2020: BRASS BAND EYO’NLE

Marching Band > BENIN

The Eyo’nle Marching Band : More than 2000 concerts around the world since 2005

Eyo’nlé, means « Be marry », expression of the Yoruba language: the language of Benin and Nigeria, Togo, Brazil, Cuba …

These eight musicians have ingeniously combined the heritage of Beninese festive music, percussion and the jazzy music of street bands, present in the brass arrangements. The songs, they stick to the news: democracy, AIDS, youth unemployment. These songs also celebrate traditional entertainment, voodoo ceremonies, ritual funerals and initiation rites. It sings, it moves, it dances, in short, it lives!

« We wanted to move away from the style of military fanfares and popular festivals, we studied our music, from voodoo, goun, yoruba and torri traditions and we created our own style, our own songs and our arrangements »

Mathieu Ahouandjinou – BBE

http://www.eyonlebenin.com

AfricaNight 2020: Sidiki Camara Group

Afro Jazz > Norway

A phenomenal Afro-Jazz combo!

With Audun Erlien on bass, Bendik Hofseth on saxophone, Jacob Young on guitar and André Viervoll on piano.
Sidiki is a percussionist and artist from Mali, known and recognized around the world. He is considered one of the leaders of West African Mandingo music. He established himself in the jazz world by sharing the stage with the older ones.