Fri 05.04.19

BRDCST: The Comet Is Coming + Obongjayar + Aisha Devi + ...

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The New Wave Of Jazz, afrofuturism, Sun Ra, hip-hop, poetry and 10 years of PAN

Today BRDCST takes you along on a wonderful trip under the banner of The New Wave of Jazz! Let yourself be influenced by the heritage of Sun Ra, cosmic jazz and afro-futurism, but also hip-hop and even poetry.

Full line-up and timetable: www.BRDCST.be 

THE COMET IS COMING FEAT. SHABAKA HUTCHINGS (uk) – KHALAB (it) – OBONGJAYAR (uk) – ALABASTER DEPLUME (uk) – AÏSHA DEVI (ch) – HANNAH SILVA (uk) – LEILA BORDREUIL (fr/us) – MLDVA & ÇINAR TIMUR (pl/tr)

Key figure for this evening is definitely Shabaka Hutchings: one of the trendsetters of the current jazz surge. This saxophonist from London (see too: Sons Of Kemet) comes to BRDCST with his driving cosmic jazz from the band The Comet Is Coming. Shabaka is also to be heard on ‘Black Noise 2084’, quite simply one of the albums of 2018, by illustrious Italian producer Khalab (who deals in afro-futuristic beats, global sounds and jazz). A textbook example of how unfettered music can be.

BRDCST also invites a Shabaka favorite: Alabaster dePlume (who he describes as ‘One of my definite favourite saxophone players’). dePlume is poised on the boundary between jazz and poetry and that’s something new for BRDCST. Award winning sound poet & vocal artist Hannah Silva will be joining in too. She is influenced by the cut-up technique of William S. Burroughs.

BRDCST hauls the future of hip-hop on board in the form of Obongjayar, a rapper from London with Nigerian roots. According to Pitchfork, Obongjayar presents ‘otherworldly spirituals for the modern soul’. Richard Russell, boss of XL Recordings (see: The xx, Thom Yorke …), has already taken him in and, in Paris, Obongjayar was asked to open the prestigious Jean-Michel Basquiat retrospective.

For your daily dose of Turkish psychedelica – sounds like: ‘Pink Floyd op saz’ – you can head to Café Bonnefooi, for DJ and live versions.

We finish every evening festively, under the banner of BRDCST BY NGHT in Beursschouwburg, this time with Swiss soprano and producer-shaman Aïsha Devi who gives a nod to Björk and Arca.

 

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