Mark Ernestus' Ndagga Rhythm Force
Ndagga Rhythm Force are, hands down, one of the most explosive African acts to get these days.
They started in 2011 when Mark Ernestus (of Basic Channel, Rhythm & Sound and Hard Wax fame) travelled to Senegal in search of original Mbalax recordings.
He invited over 20 percussionists - most of whom he had become interested in via local cassettes or YouTube clips - for a spontaneous recording session in Dakar, which featured the drummers of the local Jeri-Jeri family. Mixed back in Berlin, the recordings were released on the 2012 twin albums "800% Ndagga" and "Ndagga Versions" under the "Mark Ernestus presents Jeri-Jeri" moniker - simply using the sabar drummers' clan name. Since then, the project has evolved into something new in its own right: The group has become a killer live outfit and has played clubs and major festivals all across Europe and, in the process, has outgrown initial limitations. This was reflected by the release of the critically acclaimed album "Yermande" in 2016.
Singer Mbene Diatta Seck and talking drum master Modou Mbaye with their stunning stage presence and energy are joined by legendary veteran characters from the Dakar scene for a night you will not forget.
- Barbara B
- Bendik Giske
- 70 BPM
- Cucina Povera & Ben Vince
- DIAMETRALE pres. Lautes Filmkränzchen im Hinterhof
- gegen:WART // Pop
- Hatis Noit
- Hüma Utku
- Isabella Forciniti
- Italo Brutalo
- Jay Mitta feat. Kadilida
- Karin Ferrari pres. Freaky Fairy Flux Foundation
- Francesco Fonassi & Karin Ferrari pres. HoN Edition 11 - Sonic Fictions
- Abu Gabi
- Mark Ernestus' Ndagga Rhythm Force
- Norman Westberg
- Sylvia Eckermann & Gerald Nestler pres. PLANETARY SKINS
- Puce Mary
- Rian Treanor & Ocen James
- Rojin Sharafi