Ivan Mazuze Group Releasekonsert

Publisert 29/03/12

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Torsdag 12. april

på Dattera til Hagen

kl. 21:00 – kr 80

Vi er stolt av å presentere Ivan Mazuze Group som slippe deres nye plate “Ndzuti” i april 2012.  Den forrige album var nominert som beste jazz utgivelse i sør afrika 2011.  Mazuze har vært baserte i Norge siden 2009 og har bemerket seg som en kjempe interessant og spennende utøver.  Hans forrige releasekonsert tok helt av på Dattera – det er sjeldent at jazz betyr et fullt og svett dansegulv i Oslo!

Om “Ndzuti”

Ndzuti betyr skygge i Xichangana, en eldgammel språk i det sørlige Mosambik.  Musikken er en blanding av tradisjonell mosambikiske folkemusikk, afrikansk jazz og skandinavisk musikk jazz elementer.

Perkusjonisten Sidiki Camara, Mali, er en viktig del av den Ndzuti albumet. Han bidrar med djembe, og instrumenter som doundouns og talking drum.

Også viktig er Hanne Tveter sin latinamerikanske og norske vokale tolkninger av afrikanske melodier.

Andre Viervoll setter opp den norske jazz piano frasering og gir ro innenfor perkussive øyeblikk.
Singer Manou Gallo, Elfenbenskysten, bidrar med hennes måte å utføre moderne og tradisjonell vestlige afrikanske sanger med sørafrikanske-baserte rytmisk grooves.
Den kubanske pianisten Omar Sosa har også deltatt, spontane øyeblikk i studio resulterte i etableringen av flere komposisjoner.
Mazuze har tatt sikte på å skape et album som presenterer perkusjon og saksofon med melodisk improvisasjon som er dypt konsentrert i sør og vest afrikanske røtter med jazz strukturerte elementer.

About “Ndzuti”

Ivan Mazuze Group
The Group (IMG) plays music composed by
Mozambican saxophonist and composer Ivan
Mazuze – a graduate of UCT with a BA in jazz
performance and Masters in ethnomusicology.
Mazuze has more than ten years of experience as a
professional musician involved in performances,
recordings and international tours. IMG’s music is a
blend of traditional Mozambican folk music, African
jazz and Scandinavian music jazz elements. The group
has been located in Norway since 2009.
Ndzuti
Ndzuti means shadow in Xichangana, an ancient
language of southern Mozambique. This title reflects
Ivan Mazuze’s view of his cultural heritage set in a
modern perspective.
All of the music is composed by Ivan Mazuze, and is
based on his studies of African traditional music in a
contemporary “sound” environment. The
compositions have grown out of Mazuze’s experience
as a musician in southern Africa and his current musical
experience with West African musicians in Norway.
They present a mix of musical styles, of southern
African melodic material on saxophone along with
western African vocals and percussion traditions. Into
this mixture, Mazuze has added elements of
Norwegian vocal phrasing with southern African
phrasing.
Among other things, the album includes Mazuze’s blend of
typical Norwegian jazz piano with an entire percussion
ensemble, African and Norwegian vocals and saxophone
improvisation.
Percussionist Sidiki Camara, Mali, is an important part of
the Ndzuti album. He contributes with a full djembe
ensemble, and instruments such as doundouns and talking
drums. Also important are Hanne Tveter’s Latin American
and Norwegian vocal interpretations of African melodies.
Andre Viervoll sets up the typical Norwegian Jazz piano
phrasing expression by providing calmness within percussive
moments.
Singer Manou Gallo, Ivory Coast, contributes with her
typical way of performing contemporary and traditional
western African songs with southern African-based rhythmic
grooves.
The Cuban pianist Omar Sosa has also participated,
providing spontaneous moments in the studio that resulted
in the creation of several compositions during recording
sessions.
Mazuze has aimed at creating an album that presents
percussion and saxophone melodic improvisation that is
deeply centered in southern and western African roots with
jazz structured elements. This is one of the Afro-Jazz forms
of musical expression.
Ivan Mazuze Group
The Group (IMG) plays music composed by
Mozambican saxophonist and composer Ivan
Mazuze – a graduate of UCT with a BA in jazz
performance and Masters in ethnomusicology.
Mazuze has more than ten years of experience as a
professional musician involved in performances,
recordings and international tours. IMG’s music is a
blend of traditional Mozambican folk music, African
jazz and Scandinavian music jazz elements. The group
has been located in Norway since 2009.
Ndzuti
Ndzuti means shadow in Xichangana, an ancient
language of southern Mozambique. This title reflects
Ivan Mazuze’s view of his cultural heritage set in a
modern perspective.
All of the music is composed by Ivan Mazuze, and is
based on his studies of African traditional music in a
contemporary “sound” environment. The
compositions have grown out of Mazuze’s experience
as a musician in southern Africa and his current musical
experience with West African musicians in Norway.
They present a mix of musical styles, of southern
African melodic material on saxophone along with
western African vocals and percussion traditions. Into
this mixture, Mazuze has added elements of
Norwegian vocal phrasing with southern African
phrasing.
Among other things, the album includes Mazuze’s blend of
typical Norwegian jazz piano with an entire percussion
ensemble, African and Norwegian vocals and saxophone
improvisation.
Percussionist Sidiki Camara, Mali, is an important part of
the Ndzuti album. He contributes with a full djembe
ensemble, and instruments such as doundouns and talking
drums. Also important are Hanne Tveter’s Latin American
and Norwegian vocal interpretations of African melodies.
Andre Viervoll sets up the typical Norwegian Jazz piano
phrasing expression by providing calmness within percussive
moments.
Singer Manou Gallo, Ivory Coast, contributes with her
typical way of performing contemporary and traditional
western African songs with southern African-based rhythmic
grooves.
The Cuban pianist Omar Sosa has also participated,
providing spontaneous moments in the studio that resulted
in the creation of several compositions during recording
sessions.
Mazuze has aimed at creating an album that presents
percussion and saxophone melodic improvisation that is
deeply centered in southern and western African roots with
jazz structured elements. This is one of the Afro-Jazz forms
of musical expression.