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A musical exchange between Lobi musicians (Burkina Faso) and the German experimantal music scene


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We - the musician Schneider TM and the curators Julian Kamphausen and Arved Schultze - went on a research trip through Mali & Burkina Faso in June 2014 which was funded within Fonds TURN by Kulturstiftung des Bundes. Inspired by recordings from the 90s of balafon music from the country of the Lobi people (south Burkina Faso) we researched whether and in which form this special music is still existing and whether artists can be found who would have interest to be part of an intercultural music project with musicians from the German electronic and improvisational scene. Now, after the experiences of our research trip and after having met the Lobi musicians, we plan to deepen this musical encounter.

Please read about our trip, our experiences and our plans for our intercultural music project.


by

Dirk Dresselhaus (>> Schneider TM)          

Julian Kamphausen

Arved Schultze

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funded by the Fund TURN of the German Federal Cultural Foundationhttp://www.kulturstiftung-des-bundes.de/