Magic Spirit Quartet

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Majid Bekkas has his roots in North African music and a long experience in jazz, which makes him a unique musician who masters both traditional music and modern improvisation. He shared the stage with Joachim Kühn, Pharaoah Sanders, Archie Shepp, Klaus Doldinger, Bassekou Kouyate and many others.

Goran Kajfeš draws his music in very different genres, weaves his sounds from Africa and the Middle East with futuristic jazz impulses marked by classical minimalism. His double album X / Y had been proclaimed as the best jazz album of 2012 by The Independent (UK).

Jesper Nordenström, the keyboard genius, has long been a member of Goran Kajfeš Subtropic Arkestra and played with all the actors of the Swedish music scene.

Drummer Stefan Pasborg is one of Denmark's most brilliant jazz musicians. He had great success with projects such as Ibrahim Electric, Firebirds and his duet with African kora player Dawda Jobarteh. 

Majid Bekkas – Guembri, Oud, Vocal
Goran Kajfeš – Trumpet
Jesper Nordenström – Keyboard
Stefan Pasborg – Drums

Afalkay

Bird of melodies and crosses, a migratory bird that perches on the musical traditions of one land to take them to another and creates a new drawing with its flight. In it we discover the clear traces of the Arab-Andalusian music of northern Morocco, the deep traces of the Gnaoua music of the Sahara, the flapping of the Issaoua and other Berber music, the background of the oriental classical maqams and the nearby whistle of jazz.

 

The musicians that make up Afalkay have gone on a long journey in search of the roots of their traditions, recovering the past to make it present in dialogue, a pure encounter between Eastern, African and Western instruments, between Andalusian culture, the Maghreb and other African traditions: a meeting in which the common emerges, the magic of music as a universal language.

 

More than a group of music, Afalkay is music that groups together, that brings together knowledge in a single enriched melody. Afalkay, the bird of the tiny island in front of Essaouira, takes flight from the stage and opens a meeting gap in the middle of the sky, where we can live in ecstasy while we listen.

Travel Party: 6

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