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

 Majid Bekkas

Afro Gnaoua Blues

Known in Morocco as "the magician of encounters", Majid Bekkas developed and orchestrated with brio a new dialogue between musical diasporas.

20 years after his first record « African Gnaoua Blues » with the belgium label « Igloo records », Majid played, recorded and toured  with famous Western jazz musicians such as: Joachim Kuhn, Archie Shepp, Pharoah sanders, Klaus Dolidinger, Louis Sclavis and also with African and World Music musicians such as: Bassekou Kouyate, Cheikh Tidiane Seck, Aly Keita, Minino Garay...

Once again, Bekkas brings together musicians of different cultures whose roots lie deep within the Africa continent through gnawa music.

This tour is set to coincide with the release of the new album "Joudour" (Roots) 

As for the musicians gathered for this anniversary album, as the title suggests, it plunges its roots
into Africa, the source of blues, jazz and funk, but without forgetting to introduce the memories to today…


The dialogue is one of perfect harmony between the Moroccan guembri and all other instruments.

 

The success of this blend, far from being artificial or opportunistic, lies in the excellent complicity of all these world musicians that have had the opportunity to play together at several festivals around the world.

 

Travel party: 6.