Seidenweichen Funk, soulvollen RnB und jazziges Saitenspiel sucht man dieser Tage am besten in den rauen Vororten von São Paulo. Von dort aus, fernab von Copacabana und Zuckerhut-Idylle, hat Liniker Barros als afrobrasilianische Transgender-Sängerin den Bühnenraum für sich erobert.
Fränzi Madörin, Muda Mathis, Sus Zwick are back with their latest programme «Schildkrötenritt». Now as a trio, they can sound poppy, folksy, melodious and minimalistic depending on the mood, tell stories and perform body poems for the feminist and Dadaistic trained audience and, of course, for the whole family.
Les Filles are all from Illighadad, a secluded commune in central Niger, far off in the scrubland deserts at the edge of the Sahara. The sound that defines rural Niger is a music known as “tende.” It takes its name from a drum, built from a goat skin stretched across a mortar and pestle. Like the environs, tende music is a testament to wealth in simplicity, with sparse compositions built from a few elements, vocals, handclaps, and percussion. Songs speak of the village, of love, and of praise for ancestors. It is a music form dominated by women.