Kulturtreppe — Soirée D’Été

MUKS Museum Kultur & Spiel Riehen
Thursday, 04 July

For four evenings, the “Kulturtreppe” (culture stairs) will convert the yard of the MUKS into an open-air concert venue with bands and voices from the region.
This year, Kulturtreppe 2024 will kick off with a program entitled “Soirée d’été” with Broadway and jazz classics and great Basel voices from rap, pop, and electroswing, who will take the audience on a musical journey through time together with the Soirée house band.
The youngest of the bunch, rapper, and singer SVMTHOX (seəmθʌks), has been putting her honest, witty, socially critical, and energetic messages into the music ether since her debut “Rules” (2020). She has as much skill in rapping as she has velvet in her voice, and with her “(T)Rap Soul”—a careful mix of Missy Elliott, Ms. Lauryn Hill, and Erykah Badu—the multilinguist impresses on ever bigger stages with her great voice in jazz garb.
Singer and composer Anna Gosteli has been giving audiences goosebumps with her beautifully clear timbre for many years: until 2014 with “The bianca Story,” now with her current formation “Kid Empress.” She also finds little fans with the musical children's stories “Dr Schnuu und sini Tierli,” works for television productions, teaches singing, and gives band workshops. Gosteli studied jazz at the beginning of her career and you can now hear her in this genre on the Kulturtreppe.
The third act, Arbajo Jairus, is a painter and multilinguist and, like SVMTHOX in rap, creates his very own worlds of sound. He writes, composes, arranges, and raps for Utopia—with his English lyrics and partly to the beats of Basel producer “Meister Lampe.” In autumn, he will be launching his album in the Markthalle Basel with a live band but he will be giving some jazz tunes a new color with the Soirée Band beforehand.
The fourth guest is William Bejedi. The frontman of the Swiss electro band Klischée has been performing on international stages as a singer, MC, and percussionist for over 20 years and gets even the most reserved audiences dancing. He also contributes his experience to projects that blur the boundaries between live performance, dance, music, and film and has received various awards with his partner Brigitte Fässler and the dance film series “cubique presents.” He has already performed on major stages but now comes to the intimate setting of the Kulturtreppe.
The four will be accompanied on their journey into the world of jazz by the Soirée house band around Stefania Chiara (vocals), Pio Schürmann (piano), Marco Nenniger (bass), George Ricci (sax, clarinet), and Florian Haas Schneider (drums).
The Markthalle Mobil will take care of the refreshments and the concert will be moved indoors in the museum in the event of bad weather.
Entrance is free but there will be a collection.


MUKS Museum Kultur & Spiel Riehen
Baselstrasse 34
4125 Riehen

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