Joachim Kühn: Youmala




Joachim Kühn & Majid Bekkas


Kalimba (ACT 9456)

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Joachim Kuhn (piano),

Majid Bekkas (guembri, vocals), Ramon Lopez (drums)


Recorded: Munich, 2007


Rating: 85/100 (learn more)

Whether you want to view it from the German + Moroccan + Spaniard, or Jew + Moslem + Christian angle, this trio and its music are about mixing genres and influences. During the last few decades, Europe has been more and more a place where jazz has opened up to ethnic music from the South and the East. And that’s exactly what Kühn, Bekkas and Lopez do: find a common ground where the North-African and Western traditions can blend without falling into the traps of commercial world music. These three musicians have deep roots and open ears. Their forays on this new path are so fruitful that they’re bound to be more than a mere fad.

Reviewer: Thierry Quénum

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