KALAHA 当电音巧遇非洲爵士

KALAHA 当电音巧遇非洲爵士


"扑面而来的热带风情"  - Gilles Peterson / BBC Radio 6 Music


这个问题在 Strøm Festival (丹麦最红电音音乐节)主办方的脑海中闪过,斯堪的纳维亚电音先驱早已蜚声海外的RumpistolSpejderrobot以及吉他手 Niclas Knudsen,鼓手兼打击乐手Emil de Waal一同给出了答案。这四个之前互不相识的音乐人,仅仅经过了短时间的彩排就成功登上演出舞台,并创造了KALAHA,不得不说这是一次勇敢的实验性尝试。




知名DJBBC主持人Gilles Peterson这样评价专辑”Masala”: 


‘KALAHA-Live at Copenhagen Jazzhouse’ 在腾讯视频可播放(前往腾讯视频)/
KALAHA-Live at Copenhagen Jazzhouse is also available on QQ video.

“Hahaha” (Digital Album/Rump Recordings, 2014)
“Quarquaba” (Digital EP/Rump Recordings, 2016)
“Wahwahwah” (Digital EP/Rump Recordings, 2016)
“Masala” (LP+CD Album/Rump Recordings, 2016)

KALAHA VIDEOS/  KALAHA视频列表(QQ video 腾讯视频)
Kalaha “Tippi Tabu” video: https://v.qq.com/x/page/t0518nvmhcc.html
Kalaha Live at Jazzhouse: https://v.qq.com/x/page/a05184hssxv.html
Kalaha “BWW” video: https://v.qq.com/x/page/b051875x8dw.html


What kind of music would emerge if you combined a pair of renowned Danish electronic producers with two of the most exciting jazz musicians around?

This was the question in the minds of the Copenhagen Strøm Festival curators. The answer? It arrived in the form of Scandinavian electro pioneers Rumpistol and Spejderrobot—two prominent characters with a reputation well beyond their home countries—along with guitarist Niclas Knudsen and drummer/percussionist Emil de Waal. These four talented strangers, introduced with minimal rehearsal time, were brought together and launched onstage, and KALAHA was born. A daring experiment to say the least.

From the spontaneous and infectious magic of their first show came their critically acclaimed debut album “Hahaha”, the sound taking its inspiration in equal parts from West-African funk, electro rave and jazz improvisation, standing up as best possible blending of musical worlds—highly energetic and expressive, triggering the listener to dance with the head just as much as the heart.

Online Music Magazine Earmilk.com says it best with its statement: “KALAHA transport fans into another world”

Their four releases to date have proved to be captivating experiences, epitomized by their distinctive sound design as well as the outstanding instrumental contributions of the protagonists. It comes as no surprise that their albums not only gather constant acclaim in among vinyl connoisseurs, but have also brought KALAHA numerous Danish Music Awards nominations as well as a place on the playlists of European radio stations.

The renowned DJ and BBC host Gilles Peterson has said the following about the album ”Masala”: “Very tropical again! You can hear that African lo-fi influence on the whole album”

Photo credit © Joeri Thiry, from kalahamusic.dk

However many records they put out, though, they were born on stage, and it’s in a live setting that their music rises to another level. In over 80 shows KALAHA have created a state of euphoria among audiences who might never have otherwise thought they could ever dance so hard to music with a jazz influence!