STINGRAY DJAZZ PRESENTS: INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31 AT 19:30 CEST
The United Nations proclaimed August 31, 2021 the first International Day for People of African Descent. The aim is to strive against all forms of discrimination, but also to focus on everything that the African diaspora has contributed to the world. It goes without saying that Stingray DJAZZ would like to honor this special day. In observance of this day, enjoy a selection of music programs that celebrate Africa. On August 31 from 19:30, Dee Dee Bridgewater explores her African ancestry in the documentary ‘Red Earth’, followed by Richard Bona performing at Jazz à Vienne. Seun Kuti and his legendary band Egypt 80 close the evening.
Dee Dee Bridgewater: Red Earth
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31 AT 20:00 CEST
American jazz singer and Grammy-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater embarks on a journey through Mali in search of her musical and spiritual roots. Assisted by producer Cheick Tidiane Seck, Dee Dee sets out to discover the ‘traditional’ music of the country, and to collaborate with singers, drummers, ngoni and kora players. She meets and records with celebrated artists, such as ‘jelimusow’ (female griot) Tata Bambo and world-famous ‘wassoulou’ singer Oumou Sangaré. The documentary showcases the particular popularity and strength of female Malian artists who, since the growth of cassette-based music culture in the 1980s, have come to dominate the music scene.
Richard Bona - Jazz à Vienne
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31 AT 21:00 CEST
‘Jazz à Vienne’ is one of the world's most prestigious jazz festivals. Ever since 1981 it has attracted leading jazz artists, with many of them playing return engagements. Unsurprisingly, the festival's 2013 edition did not fall short of expectations: the lineup was filled with the biggest names in music. Among them was the wonderful Richard Bona. He conquered the world with his bass and voice a long time ago. Joined on stage by Mike Rodrigues on trumpet, Luisito and Robert Quinteros on percussions, Ozzy Melendez on trombone, and Osmandy Paredes on piano, Bona once again shows why audiences around the world fall for his music.
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 - Cabaret Sauvage
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31 AT 22:00 CEST
Seun Anikulapo Kuti possesses the grace, energy and fury of his father, the legendary artist Fela Kuti. With the musicians of Fela Kuti’s legendary band Egypt 80, Seaun Kuti brings the most original incarnation of Afrobeat to life. Digging deep into different African traditions, Seun has brought his own touch to the music by reflecting the difficulties and cultures of the continent. Three-quarters of Egypt 80's current line-up is composed of musicians who didn’t only play with Fela Kuti, but often were arrested and harassed alongside the founder of the Afrobeat.