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Aurore Fouchez

Kutu

Ethio Transe
France Ethiopia

An incandescent ethio-trance combo, where the freedom of jazz blends with the raw depth of Azmari sounds. KUTU stirs and explodes with dazzling rhythms and energy, imposing a frenetic dance, a joyful spirituality!

KUTU was born of the meeting in Addis Ababa of musician Théo Ceccaldi and the voice of Ethiopian singer Hewan Gebrewold. The spark for this association came from a trip to the heart of the fevered nights of the Addis Ababa underground: a world where, as in the days of the sixties frenzies of Mahmoud Ahmed or Alèmayèhu Eshèté, hyperactive youths are seizing on ancestral sounds to transcend them. A journey to the heart of the feverish nights of Addis underground in 2020, where hyperactive youths are seizing on ancestral music in order to transcend it. Drawing on contemporary poems and tribal rhythms, Théo Ceccaldi imagines a telluric set where improvisation and vocal flights intersect, supported by a powerful rhythm section and a line-up of contagious vitality: electro-cosmic keyboards, hypnotic bass, exalted dances and stellar voices... An incandescent ethio-trance combo, where the freedom of jazz blends with the raw depth of Azmari sounds.

Videos

Baamet Beal
Baamet Beal
Concerts Volants - Arte - 5/06/23
Concerts Volants - Arte - 5/06/23

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Upcoming concerts

06 Apr 2024

Tallin (EE) Tallin Music Week

Kutu
07 Jun 2024

Skopje (MK) Skopje Jazz Festival

Kutu
14 Jun 2024

Chateau Arnoux (04) Les Escapades

Kutu
15 Jun 2024

Sceaux (92) Sceaux Jazz Festival

Kutu
22 Jun 2024

Malakoff (92) Plein Air

Kutu
29 Jun 2024

Bailleul (59) En Nord Beat Festival

Kutu

Archived concerts

27 Oct 2023

La Corogne (ES) Womex - Pelicano Stage

Kutu

Booking

Christophe "Croot" Spagnuolo