concerts Burkina Faso 2018

KonzertE in Burkina Faso 2018

09.11.


Restaurant Gondwana

Ouagadougou

10.11


P'tit Bazar

Ouagadougou

14.11.


MACO

Ouagadougou

17.11.


la Maison des Jeunes

Bobo-Dioulasso

23.11.


les Bambous

Bobo-Dioulasso

24.11.


"Grin géant" 
Accart-Ville

Bobo-Dioulasso

30.11.


le Bois d'Ébène

Bobo-Dioulasso


 


 

 

 

Association Mélomane des Amis du Grand Orchestre National de Gondwana

 


In the early 90s, with a foldable travel cello in his baggage, the cellist Martin Müller went on a journey to Africa, which took him amongst other countries to Burkina Faso. There he met the virtuoso balafonist and singer Sibiri Dougoutigui Diabaté. This encounter laid the foundation for the afro-fusion band G.O.N.G. (Grand Orchestre National de Gondwana) founded in 1996. The band played several tours in Switzerland and one in Burkina Faso, with performances at quite diverse festivals like i.e. the Afropfingsten Festival Winterthur or the Jazz Festival in Willisau. Now, more than ten years later, AMAGONG is the phoenix rising from its ashes. The group has been founded in 2010 with three musicians living in Burkina Faso and two living in Switzerland. In 2011 the group took up its collective work and executed a follow-up project each year since, once in Switzerland, the other year in Burkina Faso, presenting its music live, on CD and on video -

music for sore ears, balm for tired souls.

 

The members of the orchestra

Sibiri Diabaté aka Dougoutigui     chromatic balafon, vocals

Hassan Dembélé                          guitar, backing vocals 

Martin Müller                                 electric 5-string cello 

Sidiki Paré                                    drums, vocals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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