Jazzfest Berlin 2022 features the bandleading debut of the remarkable drummer, composer, and scholar Asher Gamedze, who brings the quartet from his 2021 “Dialectic Soul”, a searing and soulful act of musical resistance against colonialism and capitalism.
Alongside tenor saxophonist Buddy Wells, trumpeter Robin Fassie-Kock, and bassist Thembinkosi Mavimbela they reflect the spirituality of John Coltrane at its most probing and the experimentation of the Art Ensemble of Chicago at its most measured, but the project is ultimately rooted in the sounds and mindset of South African traditions.
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In a conversation about how music and society interrelate with each other, the artists offers insights into his work as a musician and historian and how certain forms of musical expression originate aesthetically in the experience of and struggle against racism and oppression. https://pulse.ly/h9xr1n6fz3
5.11.22 – 18:30
Asher Gamedze // KOMПOUSSULĂ // Matana Roberts
Haus der Berliner Festspiele https://pulse.ly/l9uv6x1vgf