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Avalanche Kaito


Avalanche Kaito


FR 17.06.2022 22:00

Brand new punk alloy of European postmodernism and West African tradition.

17:00 rooftop bar open 
21:00 BLK JKS
22:00 Avalanche Kaito
23:00 > 01:00 Gala Globo dj-set

Kaito Winse is a Burkinabe griot: a multi-musician, a poet and a storyteller of the oral tradition. When he met Benjamin Chaval (drums & Pure Data software) and Nico Gitto (guitar) in 2018, they joined forces to forge an entirely new alloy of European postmodernism and West African tradition. To do so, they built on the not-so-institutional path each band member traveled before: Benjamin with his open source Pure Data software, Gitto as a DIY instrument builder of the "lutherie sauvage" counter-tradition, Kaito Winse as the scion of a griot family and multi-instrumentalist who may sound to European audiences as the missing link between free jazz and opera.

Connected by their hunger for experimental grooves, Avalanche Kaito creates a musical space to deconstruct knowledge and catch a glimpse of a changing future. Don't be startled by the ancestral wisdom and post-punk trance popping in. The band has been described as "black midi exploring traditional African instruments". Why that’s just the tip of Avalanche Kaito's universe, you can find out on June 7 with the release of their self-titled debut record (at GLITTERBEAT), and live of course - you know where.