concerts en Suisse 2017

KonzertE in der Schweiz 2017

01.07.

22.30

Jazz Welt

Festival

Chur

20.07.

20.00

Am Schluss

Thun

31.07.

21.00

Mühle Caci

Grosshöch--stetten

01.08.

20.15

BeJazzFestival

Bern





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28.04.

20.00

Ancienne Poste

Montreux

05.05.

20.30

Kreuz

Solothurn

06.05.

20.30

Kunsthaus

Interlaken

13.05.

21.00

Mahogany Hall

Bern

19.05

20.30

Gleis 5 / Kulturschiene

Malters

20.05.

20.30

Zeughaus Kultur

Brig


 


 

 

 

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. Their resulting friendship 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  

Willy Kotoun                                 percussion

Moïse Ouattara                            drums, backing vocals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

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