Parterre One
Thursday, 26 May

NOUMUSO stands for “nouvelle musique solar” and is an intercultural project with top musicians from Senegal, Guinea, South Africa, Cuba, and Switzerland. Timeless and at the same time modern African music produced in Switzerland! Far away from westernized music business ideas, NOUMUSO place the original sounds of African instruments in a new world where they can touch you without getting stuck in the schemes of traditional music. Seventeen international musicians were invited for their first album production "Freequency of da sun," which features a variety of sounds from different instruments and a fresh mix of African and Afro-American styles. Kora, djembé, doundoun, guitar, and kalimba meet universal pianos and hip-hop–inspired beats. Often instrumental, sometimes with vocals, it's the melodic beats that lead through the whole album and, depending on the track, flirt with West African mandigue, jazz, or neo soul vibe. The lyrics are in Malinke, Sousou, English, and French and deal with topics like patience, trust, freedom, togetherness, peace, love, joy, and the future of our children.
On this current tour, they will be presenting not only songs from the album but also new, more vocal songs. The meeting of the kora virtuoso Cissokho and piano superstar Makhathini and the strong rhythm section promises a concert experience in a class of its own.
Advance tickets are CHF 25, CHF 30 at the door. Or you can opt for the Dine and Dance option for CHF 90, which includes a 3-course meal at the Parterre One Restaurant starting at 18:00 as well as the show.


Parterre One
Klybeckstrasse 1b
4057 Basel

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