Fri.21.SepTurbine Hall

MÂÄK KOJO (20 jaar Mâäk!)

spiritual dialogue between roots music and avant-garde

For several years, MÂÄK has been combining wind instruments, percussion and vocals in an almost supernatural way in numerous fine musical projects that alternate various popular traditions with daring avant-garde and improvisation. During previous projects such as ALMAJMAÂ (Gnawa or Morocco) and DJEKOULOU (Bambara hunters or Mali), MÂÄK was already curiously looking for traditional transcendental music with a strong therapeutic aspect.  For KOJO, the focus is on VODUN (a.k.a. Vodoun, Voudou, Voodoo, ...), the holy music from West African Benin. Mutual respect and curiosity for the artistic identity and musical integrity of the various rich groups and cultures is also central to this new project, at the crossroads between tight orchestration and spontaneous improvisation ....
MÂÄK yourselves ready for a wonderfully spiritual musical event!!

Laurent Blondiau – trumpet
Grégoire Tirtiaux – altsax
Jeroen Van Herzeele – sax
Michel Massot – tuba/trombone
Adrien Lambinet – trombone
Bart Maris – trumpet
Simplice Anato – percussion
Agla Chayemi Anagoko – percussion
Mahinou Kissinon Anagoko – percussion / dance
Houedanou Anagoko – percussion /dance
Vignon Maxime Anagoko – percussion
Jovence Joseph James – percussion
Bidossessi Stanislas Anagoko – percussion
Yiphun Chiem – dance
Sam Mary – light

KOJO has allready toured in the low countries in 2010 and 2012 and now returns in style to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the MÄÄK collective!

MÂÄK KOJO is a project of the Brussels production house MetX.