Konzert: Amadinda Sound System
The music of Amadinda Sound System merges the sounds of analog and traditional instruments as well as sounds of technological music tools. Here a new musical dialect is spoken.
Musicians, who try to think of a common utopia, are standing behind Amadinda Sound System. A utopia, which nowadays can already be surmised, if you envision the emergence of cultural and economic metropolises in the last decades. Music from the periphery of the political world is pushing right into the centre of the consciousness of globalised people. Amadinda, is a Ugandan variation of a xylophone that is known for its characteristic play, where cyclical ton figures intertwine in an offset manner.
Amadinda Sound System combines traditional Ugandan sound with modern urban and club music. Initiated by the NGO kulturen in bewegung, Austrian musicians meet protagonist of the music, dance and hip hop scene Uganda in Kampala.
Within only 5 days they put together a setlist for their premiere at the renowned Bayimba Festival 2016. 8 songs are now part of their album The Black Pearl Tapes, Vol. 1.
Apart from the Amadinda, instruments such as the Agundu (a string instrument similar to a harp), the Akongo (Lamellophone) and a variety of drums are played. The vocals are singing in English and in Luganda. Thereby a utopian draft of a global and at the same time local music, which connects tradition with the modern, was created. The album The Black Pearl Tapes, Vol. 1 (seayourecords) is the result of these symbiotic experiments.
Amadinda Sound System are:
Apio Lilian (Singer)
Barča Baxant (Singer, Dancer)
Catherine Namisango (Singer, Dancer)
Drichiru Key (Dancer, Percussion)
Farouque Bukenya (Drums, Percussion, Dancer)
Heavy Rock (Percussion, Adungu, Fiddle, Amadinda, Singer)
Lawrence Okello (Amadinda, Adungu, Singer)
Micheal Bazibu (Percussion, Amadinda, Mbira)
Sylvester Kabombo (Rapper)
Tushi Polo (Rapper)
Wolfgang Schlögl (Operator, Producer)