LES NUITS DU MONDE
8 - 17 November

Second part | double concert

Fr 15 November 2019 | 20:30 | Alhambra

The xhosa bow-singing

Madosini and Derek Gripper

DOUBLE CONCERT: EXTREME RECORDINGS
Second part


VOIX DE L'ARC XHOSA

 

A living national treasure, Madosini is one of the last representatives of the musical tradition of the Xhosa – the indigenous people of the rainbow nation. A reputed singer and composer, she stands out with her mastery of several instruments including the uhadi (vielle or fiddle), le isitolotolo (mouth harp) et le umrhumbe (mouth bow). This instrument recalls a specific mode of singing, called period doubling, which uses a very deep guttural register. We find this technique in Sardinian and Mongolian singers but, in the Xhosa tradition, it is practiced by women, which makes it all the more astonishing.

The present concert takes us to the heart of the Xhosa tradition through an array of songs and instrumental solos. Madosini has chosen to perform with her partner of choice, Derek Gripper, the South African musician known for his creative genius and his transposing of kora pieces for classical guitar. Throat singing, contrasts of timbres and registers all interweave to produce original sounds.

 

Madosini Manqina : voix, arc umrhumbe, uhadi (vielle), isitolotolo (mouth harp)
Derek Gripper : guitar
Pedro Espi-Sanchis : Ixilongo (harmonic flûte)

 

https://www.derekgripper.com/

date

Fr 15 November 2019 | 20:30

Online tickets

OTHERS SELLING POINTS

Service culturel Migros Genève
Stand Info Balexert
Migros Nyon-La Combe

Alhambra box office, 1h30 before the concert

 

FEES

Double concert : Chant des Andes + Voix de l'arc xhosa

Full price : 30.-

Reduced price : Adhérents ADEM, AMR, AMDATHRA, SAMEG, Barbier-Mueller, ONU, professionnels, étudiants, apprentis, chômeurs, AVS/AI, carte côté Courrier : 25.-

20 ans/20 francs card holders : 15.-


ENQUIRIES
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ALHAMBRA

10, Rue de la Rôtisserie - Genève

 

BAR & RESTORATION
Saveurs du monde from 19h

 

Concert recorded by Espace 2

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