Entrén öppnar 20 jun 19:00
Startar 29 jun 21:00
“Moroccan singer and multi-instrumentalist Majid Bekkas and the three Scandinavian giants Kajfeš, Nordenström and Pasborg meet by a Berber fire in the psychedelic immensity of the desert. The richness of atmospheres is what makes this band so powerful” - Télérama, France
“Majid Bekkas brings a sweeping, spiritual jazz outlook to his gnawa music. His earthy voice is captivating and his collaboration with trumpeter Goran Kajfeš a cross-cultural delight” - The Guardian (GB)
“Magical music with trance-like power” - Downbeat (US)
Trance, ritual, mysticism, psychedelia, magic...however one chooses to describe the way that North-African 'gnawa' music affects people, there can be no denying the fascination for it which reaches right across the world. Morrocan guimbre-player and singer Majid Bekkas is one of it's most dazzling figures, and also probably the musician who has made this music interact with other genres.
Now, with this “magical” quartet, Majid Bekkas has built a bridge connecting North Africa and Northern Europe, aligning the ancestral with the ambient. An inspired move which seems to catch the very spirit of 21st century jazz.
MAGIC SPIRIT QUARTET incorporates a spiritual and ritualistic magic through this unique ensemble, whose other members are the three Scandinavian jazz giants: Swedish keyboardist Jesper Nordenström, Swedish trumpeter Goran Kajfeš and Danish drummer Stefan Pasborg.