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Since their debut in 1992, it has been hard to imagine the Belgian jazz scene without the innovative Aka Moon. Their refreshing approach to jazz gives the trio a highly distinctive sound. Since their first encounter with the Aka Pygmies in 1992, Aka Moon’s focus has shifted towards various different African, Indian, Maghrebian, Cuban, Arab, Afro-American and European traditions. The unique place Aka Moon occupies in todays music scene is down to the fact that they, independent of any particular trends, combine art with inspired musical craftsmanship. Aka Moon juggles with polyrhythms and polyphonies like mad DJ’s. They slide from one phrase into another, opening up new harmonic and rhythmic paths. As a trio or in larger formations they cross over in a kaleidoscopic and elusive way creating a whirlwind of unclassifiable, transcending and cosmic music. They released more than 20 albums, played in more than 30 countries & worked together with the most virtuoso musicians, choreographers and artists from all over the world.


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Album Review

Aka Moon: Quality of Joy

Read "Quality of Joy" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Superato anche il traguardo dei 30 anni di attività, il trio belga degli Aka Moon ritorna con un nuovo progetto discografico, che rappresenta una summa del lavoro svolto finora, ma anche un nuovo punto di partenza verso altri orizzonti musicali. Come già accaduto in passato, al trio di base, costituito dal sassofonista Fabrizio Cassol, dal bassista Michel Hatzigeorgiou e dal batterista Stéphane Galland e rimasto invariato in tutti questi anni, si aggiunge un fitto stuolo di musicisti ospiti ...

Radio & Podcasts

New music from B.D. Lenz, MA MO GI, AKA Moon and Endless Season

Read "New music from B.D. Lenz, MA MO GI, AKA Moon and Endless Season" reviewed by Len Davis

MA MO GI featuring Mark Hartsuch on sax, Mohini Dey on bass and Gino Banks drums. Guitarist B.D. Lenz, and Shane Theriot. Mark Lettieri, Snarky Puppy, and from Italy Endless Season. The latest from Belgian band AKA Moon plus Mathias Heise Quadrillion, Diamond Dust and Claudio Scolari with his latest. Playlist MA MO GI “Booty Call" from MA MO GI (Self Produced) 00:00 BD Lenz “Serious Fun" from It's Just A Dream (Self Produced) 06:02 Shane Theriot “Bring ...


Aka Moon - Una Doverosa Retrospettiva

Read "Aka Moon - Una Doverosa Retrospettiva" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Constellations Box 1992>2015 (OutThere Music) raccoglie i frutti dei primi 25 anni di attività del trio belga Aka Moon. La cosa che sorprende di più all'ascolto di questo voluminoso cofanetto è che il gruppo non abbia ancora ricevuto il riconoscimento internazionale che merita assolutamente. Nonostante la corposa discografia di altissimo livello finora realizzata, raccolta in questo cofanetto in modo pressoché integrale (manca all'appello solo un CD, Live at Kaai, registrato dal vivo e distribuito in occasione dei loro concerti), il ...

Album Review

Aka Balkan Moon & AlefBa: Double Live

Read "Double Live" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The music of the Balkans has been progressively finding a prominent place among Western listeners of creative music in the past several years, though its presence has been a relevant factor for decades. Notably Raya Brass Band, Eastern Boundary Quartet and Balkan Beat Box have directly and indirectly incorporated the regional influences in the context of post-modern approaches blending regional folk, world and jazz elements. A number of like-minded musicians--the core trio, Aka Moon (billed here as the “AKA Balkan ...

Album Review

Aka Moon-with David Gilmore, Prasanna and Pierre Van Dormael: Aka Moon Guitars

Read "Aka Moon Guitars" reviewed by Phil DiPietro

Let's be real. How many people in the world outside of their native Belgium know who Aka Moon is? The ratio could be staggering. One in just how many? How many of you reading this right now think their name means “also known as moon?" Wrong. The name, and aspects of their music, stems from their passion for the AKA Pygmies, with whom they lived in the great forest of Central Africa in 1991. Absolutely world-class musicians, these guys operate ...

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