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Sekou Kouyate, alias “Jimi Hendrix of the Kora”, will perform at Sibiu Jazz Festival 2016

Sibiu Jazz Festival will take place from May 23 to May 29; the most waited concerts will be in the evenings of May 26, 27 and 28, at the Thalia Hall of the State Philharmonic, starting at 7.00 pm.

The opening will belong to the young talents, gathered within the traditional contest called Sibiu Jazz Festival, initiated in 1979, one of the few opportunities for the starting jazz musicians to make themselves known to the public, according to the organizers.

“On Thursday, May 26, The Diaspora House will delight us. The program includes Hebrew music, an electrifying mix of traditional songs and jazz music. The evening will end with a great show performed by Modern Art Orchestra – the most famous jazz orchestra in Hungary, known internationally thanks to its collaborations with prestigious musicians”, states the press release.

On Friday, May 27, the Italian band Tangostinato will present an ambitious project, having a great artistic value, in which music makes place to the unique sensuality of the tango. After this journey, the audience will meet an explosive trio: Reijseger – Fraanje – Sylla, which creates an entire world full of humor, where the excellence of improvisations combines to the African music, performed by the Senegalese soloist Mola Sylla.

On Saturday, May 28, at the beginning of the program, the Dock in Absolute band will mix jazz with classical, rock and electro music, preparing this way the incendiary ambiance created by Sekou Kouyate, called “Jimi Hendrix of the Kora”.

The organizers of the Sibiu Jazz Festival 2016 have prepared for the end of the event, for the first time, an exclusive program for children – Jazz for Kids.



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