FaKruTu Dakar Edition
- Saturday 27 May 18:30 - 19:40 (NIKKO)
Cross-pollination increases danceability
Fakrutu may sound African, but it is in fact a contraction of the names of the three band members: Sean Fasciani, Stefan Kruger and Mark Tuinstra. The three of them represent a wealth of experience, gained in successful groups such as New Cool Collective, SfeQ, Zuco 103 and The Nordanians. As a trio, they are inspired by the short-lived keyboard work of Thelonious Monk, the wringing harmonies of Igor Stravinsky, contemporary electronica and African rhythms. For some time now, the trio has been crossing musical swords with colleagues from Senegal: kora player Bao Sissoko, percussionist Oké Sène and singer Omar Ka. We know Bao Sissoko from Tamala, the trio he forms with singer Mola Sylla and violinist Wouter Vandenabeele. Master drummer Oké Sène has lived and worked in our country for over 30 years and the list of musicians with whom singer Omar Ka has worked is now too long to list. The combination of these six greats is an undeniable case of the best of both worlds. African melodies and rhythms are injected with eclectic grooves and exciting harmonic touches that only add to the danceability.
Spotlight Selection World Music Forum NL for distinctive, talented world acts based in the Netherlands.