The news paper Midday in india wrote how Johann makes people dance during 2h NON STOP.
To be released in May 2009!
Trilok's long-awaited new album "Massical" will be released in May 2009 on BirdJAM, the label founded by Joe Zawinul. The band will perform throughout 2009 to promote the album.»see track listing, musicians and sleeve notes
Johann is a member of the band of Blick Bassy, the band will be on tour in 2009.
This is all the date of the release of the album "Léman" of Blick Bassy
France: 23 February 2009
Benelux: 3 March 2009
UK: 23 March 2009
Last night, Salle Pleyel in Paris. An extraordinary concert linked India and Africa, around Trilok Gurtu, the King of Tablas. Italy, Norway, Spain and Australia were also invited at this big celebration of the senses. Eliane Azoulay describes the concert.
India and Africa united by the grace of music ! The tabla master Trilok Gurtu, born in Bombay and living in the west since 1997, had invited, last night, two musicians that he adores: Norwegian saxophone player Jan Garbarek and the Diva from Mali Oumou Sangare. With an Italian violinist, a bass player from La Réunion, a Spanish guitarist, a wind instrument player from Australia (flute and didgeridoo) he wove, over two hours, this 6th November in a concert hall filled with a delirious pubic, an incandescent mosaic of ragas, jazz and the Malian music universe.
At the center of the exploration, the mastered mathematics of Indian rythms distilled by Trilok Gurtu at the tablas, at the drums and on cajon. Added to this, the breathless frenzy of funk and jazz-rock distilled by the pizzicato strings while the violin imitated the Indian chants. Added to this, the dreamlike blow of Jan Garbarek taking flight into old European melodies. At that moment, Oumou Sangaré, very tall in a wrapped skirt and night blue satin bustier with glass pearls, made her appearance. In this universe of rather discreet men, some of them turning grey (Gurtu and Garbarek), the others rather young, her explosive sensuality shone, powerful and earthy. Never had she been that radiant, never has her singing had such a great support: reproduced, in fragments, by Gabarek’s jazzy saxophone, set ablaze, far from any repetition, by the iconoclast combinations of Trilok Gurtu. The concert finished on a flood of onomatopoeias, rhythmically improvised the the tabla player. And the public did not need much of an invitation to try alongside him. Grandiose.
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Les Tambours de Brazzaville are back with a CD/DVD.(Best of for the CD).
Johann is a member of the Trilok Gurtu band since July 2007. They’ll be touring Europe in 2008.
Johann Berby is preparing for his first album.