(Agogo Records, Berlin)
Afrobeat can be a pretty formal, sterile and sometimes even boring affair in the hands of many of Fela Kuti's admirers worldwide. Thankfully this is not the case with the oddly named Onom Agemo: Led by the restless saxophonist Johannes Schleiermacher, this Berlin-based quintet (which is now and then completed by the Danish-Mozambiquan singer Natalie Greffel) has been pushing the boundaries of the genre to its most extreme, incorporating explosive Jazz improvisations, far out Krautrock, bubbly keyboard sounds and Psychedelia to create a spell-binding musical melange completely their own.
Onom Agemo and the Disco Jumpers' recent second album "Liquid Love" is nothing less than a bomb while their brand-new seven inch is a desert blues-tinged monster of a boogie tune featuring the legendary Malian guitarist Ahmed Ag Kaedi who the band will also bring on the road in summer.
always available, travel 5 - 6 x from Berlin
07.07. DE Augsburg Grandhotel Cosmopolis
08.07. CH Basel Kaschemme
11.07. DK København Alice
12.07. DE Hamburg MS Stubnitz
13.07. DE Bremen Friese
14.07. DE Berlin Down By The River
17.07. DK Århus Jazz Festival