· JMO - Jan Galega Brönnimann - Moussa Cissokho - Omri Hason ·
Three countries – one language!
The music of Moussa Cissokho (Senegal), Jan Galega Brönnimann (Switzerland) and Omri Hason (Israel) is a reminiscence of the Art of storytelling. The Trio creates a tension of traditional and modern music from Africa, Europe and the middle east. The sparkling sound of the Kora (African Harp with 22 strings) meets the warm tone of the Bass Clarinet and the oriental percussion.
„Al nge taa“ is the first release of the trio. It means „let's move!“ in Mandinka, a language spoken in Gambia, Mali and Senegal. The songs are written by the three musicians and reflect their different backgrounds. Listening to „Al nge taa“ is an unforgettable adventure thanks to its merging of different musical traditions, the band’s unique line-up and its wealth of ingenious melodies and rhythms.
Jan Galega Brönnimann Contra Alto- und Bass Clarinet, Soprano Sax
Moussa Cissokho Kora, Vocal, Talking Drum
Omri Hason Percussion, Hang, Kalimba
Jan Galega Brönnimann works as a freelance musician(Saxophones, Bassand Contrabass- and Contra Alto clarinet and electronics) and composer. He has been on the scene for years and is known for his innovative and cutting edge collaborations. As a composer and instrumentalist he has worked with the likes of: Nils Petter Molvaer, Sidsel Endresen, Pierre Favre, Saadet Türköz, Eddie Floyd, Eivind Aarset, Round Table Knights Baba Salah, Aly Keïta and Kenny Werner. Touring all over the world he is best
known as a frontman with his own band Brink Man Ship and his collaboration with the world beat trio A.Spell.
Moussa Cissokho from Senegal is an exceptionally talented and skillful kora player, singer and composer. Born and raised in a famous traditional griot family he was taught to play by his father from very early age travelling to assist in traditional ceremonies in Senegal. By the age of 13 he was chosen for the National Ballet of Senegal. He toured all over Europe, Asia, America and Africa. Moussa Cissokho now lives in Austria and works with different musicians in Africa and Europe.
Omri Hason was born and raised in Israel. He took to drumming at the age of ten, starting on the drum kit, and later gravitating to hand-drums: the zarb, the darbuka, and the frame drum. The rich multi-cultural environment of his background nourished his first musical passions. Later, the rhythmic language of India deeply influenced his playing, as have years of study with the Iranian master drummer, Djamchid Chemirani. He has lived since 1986 in Switzerland, teaching music, and recording and performing with various jazz and world music aggregations. Omri founded the groups „Kedem Ensemble” and „Modus Quartet“ which feature musicians from several different musical cultures.