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Boi Akih

Guitarist en composer Niels Brouwer and vocalist Monica Akihary are the core of Boi Akih, which began in 1996.The duo has developed a distinctive repertoire for the ensemble, one in which cultural roots - musical traditions from the Moluccas, Sunda and Bali, Dutch (European) jazz and improvised music, classical Indian music and traditional African music - form the basis for composition, free improvisation and text. Boi Akih has grown into an ensemble with a striking sound and its very own unmistakable musical idiom. The search for its ‘own’ roots has led to Boi Akih’s unique sound. Sound exploration, compositional forms, improvisation and performance have been essential facets from the very beginning

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Paul Augustin: Putting Penang On The Jazz Map

Read "Paul Augustin: Putting Penang On The Jazz Map" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Most jazz festival directors would agree that survival is the name of the game in the first years. Unless a festival has the financial backing of a major sponsor it can be a knife edge existence attempting to rustle up private sponsorship and the kind of good will that is required in abundance to meet the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

2013 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival: Ottawa, Canada, June 21-26, 2013

Read "2013 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival: Ottawa, Canada, June 21-26, 2013" reviewed by John Kelman

TD Ottawa Jazz FestivalOttawa, CanadaJune 20-July 1, 2013Having made the decision, in 2012, to broaden its stylistic purview to include not only music on the periphery of jazz, but artists with no real connection to the founding raison d'être of the festival, the 2013 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival continued to bring extracurricular music ...

Circles in a Square Society

Label: Bromo
Released: 2012
Track listing: Circle 5; Guinnevere; Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire; Circle 2; A Merman I Should turn to Be; Drifting; Circle 3; Old Man; Circle Exercise; Circle 4; Redemption Song.

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Penang Island Jazz Festival 2012

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9th Penang Island Jazz FestivalBayview HotelPenang, MalaysiaNovember 29--December 2, 2012 From pickup at the airport at 10.30pm to personal send-off five days later at 4.00am, Paul Augustin, the Director of the Penang Island Jazz Festival, is what you could call the perfect host. It's this personal touch--instilled in the festival staff's ...

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Label: Bromo
Released: 2012
Duration: 05:23

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Boi Akih: Circles in a Square Society

Read "Circles in a Square Society" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The soul of Boi Akih--a duo, sextet, and all configurations in between-- is Monica Akihary's soulful voice and guitarist Niels Brouwer's jazz/world-inflected acoustic guitar. Boi Akih has always experimented; Lagu Lagu (Bromo, 2005)--an exquisite meeting between jazz, blues and Indonesian folk--was sung in the almost extinct Haruku language of Akihary's ancestors. With Indian percussionist Sandip Bhattcharya, ...

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Dutch Jazz & World Meeting 2012 Program Complete

Dutch Jazz & World Meeting 2012 Program Complete

During the second Dutch Jazz & World Meeting, which takes place October 5 & 6, 2012 in Amsterdam, 26 prominent jazz and world music acts from the Netherlands will present themselves to both national as well as international music professionals. Music Center the Netherlands announced the complete line-up of the showcases. On Friday October 5 and ...

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Label: Unknown label
Released: 2007


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