Gehende Musik aus allen Himmelsrichtungen / Music on the move
“Began in Africa” at Porgy & Bess
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On Monday night, Otto Lechner & Windhund were – after successful performances in Linz and Graz – once more joined by the Zanzibari Zumari horns duo Sekembuke & Siga – the first occasion for the Viennese audience to experience the merging of two very different sonic spheres! With a sold out Porgy & Bess, the concert marked the beginning of the 6-days-festival “Began in Africa”.

After a mellow intro by Otto Lechner, Melissa Coleman, Matthias Jakisic, Karl Ritter and Peter Rosmanith, the two Zumari horn players entered by striding through the auditorium from the upper to the ground level… an effective entrée!

Especially in the second half of the gig, some great improvisational passages showed, that – though, as Otto Lechner stated, each concert with the Zumari horn musicians is like a completely new encounter – the traditional sounds of Zanzibar and the improvisation by the Austrian artists, provide a common ground for new explorations…

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