BRIDGING BAMAKO BERLIN

Kamale N‘goni meets synthesizer, balafon meets trombone. In „Bridging Bamako Berlin“ traditional sounds from Mali mix with electronic sounds from Berlin. In direct musical dialogue and impressive improvisations, the musicians in „Bridging Bamako Berlin“ seek a new musical language beyond classical categories and narratives. 

Bridging Bamako on Pantopia Music 

Lassine Koné

Lassine Koné‘s music is the epitome of an independent, postcolonial avant-garde. In his practice, he is at once highly virtuosic and yet self-taught. His sounds, which can be located between tradition, noise and Jimi Hendrix, are by no means western influenced, but have grown in their own uniq ue way. On the occasion of his collaboration with the Marc Sinan Company and the Neue Vocalsolisten, he founded the Djiguya Orchestra together with his colleagues Habib Sangaré and Joel Diarra. Launched in 2019, the Bamako-based orchestra is dedicated to independent contemporary music. It combines traditional instruments from Mali with European music to create a special transcultural exchange. They gained international recognition with the multimedia music performance AM ANFANG by Marc Sinan and a choreography by Kettly Noël.

Pune

Pune is a DJ, producer, and co-founder of the Danzee Collective. He has been living in Berlin since 2017 playing and producing 90’s Garage House from the depths of Neukölln with his vinyl-only sets featuring Drum-Breaks with strong liberation vocals. UOCRA (2020) published by Andras Records (WLS) solidifies his sound identity with a vibrant cosmic Acid House mood. GANBARE is his latest release, where he shows his versatility fusing styles such as Acid Bass with Dub-Techno..

Habib Sangaré

Habib Sangaré plays bolon and calabash and founded the Djiguiya Orchestra together with his colleagues Lassine Koné and Joel Diarra. Launched in 2019, the Bamako-based orchestra is dedicated to an independent contemporary music. It combines traditional instruments from Mali with European music to create a special transcultural exchange. They gained international recognition with the multimedia music performance AM ANFANG by Marc Sinan and a choreography by Kettly Noël.