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AfuriKo à la bibliothèque Andrée Chedid (concert review)

🇫🇷 “Pittoresque, gaie et dansante, la musique d’AfuriKo a enflammé le public venu en nombre fêter l’anniversaire de la bibliothèque Andrée Chedid.”
🇬🇧 “Picturesque, cheerful and upbeat, AfuriKo’s music had the audience in raptures, as they turned out in force to celebrate the anniversary of the Andrée Chedid library.”

Bob Hatteau, Jazz à bâbord
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“Oleleko” on Tomek’s Ear Condition 601

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Tomek’s Ear Condition 601 (Love And Tensor Algebra) – 2023.02.10, complete playlist:

1. DAVID FIUCZYNSKI – Radio Is The Enemy — Black Cherry Acid Lab CD

2. DUB INC. – Même Si — Afrikya CD

3. AFURIKO – Oleleko — Tao DL

4. HIBIST TIRUNEH – Yene Astemari (የኔአስተማሪ) — ሕብስት ጥሩነህይቅርታ CD

5. HOFFMANN-HOOCK & WÖSTHEINRICH – Phased Realities — Conundrum CD

6. RADICAL DANCE – Sabre Dance — Sometimes God Smiles V/A CD

7. เคน ดาเหลา (KEN DALAAO) – ลำสัตว์อยากเป็นนาย (Lam Sat Yaak Bpen Naay) —  ลำสัตว์อยากเป็นนาย / ลำล่องรำพันธุ์ 7“

8. ROBERT JÜRJENDAL – Ja Meie Silmad Tegid Silla / And Our Eyes Made A Bridge — Rõõmu Allikas / Source Of Joy CD

9. SBB – 3rd Reanimation — Follow My Dream CD

10. PANZERBALLETT – Der Saxdiktator — Breaking Brain LP

11. TANGO TRANSIT – The Curtain — Blut CD

12. ZA! – Kuckuck Kuckuck — Discorporate Festival 2013 V/A DL

13. ทวนทอง เทพอุทัย (TUANTHONG THEP’UTHAI) – สาวเชียงใหม่ (Saao Chiang Mai) — เชียงบัวด่าสาว / สาวเชียงใหม่ 7“

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AfuriKo on “SoundCellar 2013”

The track “Oleleko” from AfuriKo’s album Tao was featured on SoundCellar 2013, a Spotify playlist put together by the South West England venue for their 10-year anniversary. SoundCellar is “a haven for fans of non mainstream music in the atmospheric setting of the Blue Boar cellar bar in Poole, Dorset.” The playlist highlights bands and artists that have visited the venue during the year 2013.

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tracks from “Tao” on “Jazz non scientifiquement prouvé” (Radio Robert)

Tracks from AfuriKo’s latest album Tao (2019) were aired on Radio Robert on April 27 and May 22, 2020. The Parisian station, created during the COVID-19 pandemic and operated by the team at 59 Rivoli (a venue known for its exhibitions, performances, and artists-in-residence programs) offers playlists and podcasts. Their daily jazz show “Jazz non scientifiquement prouvé, la playlist du Pr Raoult” airs at 7PM GMT+2.

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AfuriKo on the Jazz Hole Live

Tracks from two AfuriKo concerts (both recorded in early 2020) were featured on The Jazz Hole Live with Linus, a show offering live sets by different artists each month and aired on BTRtoday.

Jazz a la Calle is an international cultural movement that culminates in a festival held each year in Mercedes, Uruguay, and boasts artists from all over South America and beyond.

Jazz At The Lescar is a weekly jazz night in Sheffield, England, ran by Jez Matthews and his team (Jazz Promoter of the Year in the 2018 Parliamentary Jazz Awards).

BTRtoday‘s mission is to inform and impact their audience in a positive way by identifying artists and cultural trends on the rise and contextualizing them alongside those that may be more established.

The Jazz Hole, hosted by sought-after New York City clarinetist and saxophonist Linus Wyrsch, presents the music of new talents from inside and outside of the New York circuit, and every once in a while, Linus is able to sneak in a major jazz artist, sometimes accompanied with a short interview (John Clayton, Lew Tabackin, Fred Hersch, Sue Mingus, Steve Gadd, Jojo Mayer, Gerald Clayton, Javon Jackson, the President of Resonance Records George Klabin, Sofia Rei, Sharel Cassity, Mark Sherman, Harvie S, Jean-Michel Pilc, Dafnis Prieto, Randy Johnston, Helen Sung, Gregorio Uribe and many others).

(For access to all BTRtoday shows that feature AfuriKo, click here to view AfuriKo’s artist page on their website.)

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AfuriKo on-air in Uruguay during Jazz a la Calle 2020

One of the four public radio stations (and the youngest one) belonging to Radiodifusión Nacional del Uruguay, Babel broadcasts instrumental music 24/7 in the whole country (97.1 FM in Montevideo and 100.9 FM in Maldonado) and worldwide through its website. Focusing on jazz, fusion, and world music, its motto is “Quality music to drop prejudice.”

During the festival held in Mercedes in January 2020, their program “Jazz a la Calle especiales” covered the live shows with music and artist interviews. AfuriKo was featured on 14 January 2020, alongside two Argentinian bands: Ingrid and the Córdoba Jazz Orchestra.

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Sunnyside aired on Avopolis Radio in Athens

The track Sunnyside from AfuriKo’s album Tao was playlisted by DJ Evdokia Preka and aired on Greek radio station Avopolis Radio on Oct. 30, 2019.

The Athens-based radio station focuses on the international music scene and the promotion of Greek artists who can stand in the international arena. It is part of the Avopolis Music Network, Greece’s largest online music brand.

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Tao album review: Jazz à bâbord / Improjazz

Review of AfuriKo’s Tao album (2019) on Jazz à bâbord. French critic Bob Hatteau’s blog features album reviews, artist interviews, and covers live jazz shows occurring in and around Paris. The article (PDF version here) was also featured in the October 2019 issue of a magazine published by Improjazz, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and distributing improvised musics and all kinds of jazz.

🇫🇷 “À l’image de la pochette du disque, un yin et un yang aux couleurs chamarrées d’un papillon ou d’un boubou, Tao marie l’Afrique, l’Asie et l’Occident dans un joyeux melting pot de notes et de rythmes.”
🇬🇧 “Just like the CD cover, a colorful yin-yang symbol reminiscent of a butterfly or a boubou dress, Tao blends African, Asian, and Western influences in a joyous melting pot of notes and rhythms.”

Bob Hatteau, Jazz à bâbord/Improjazz
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AfuriKo featured alongside Abdullah Ibrahim on Acústica Global (XHUGC-FM 104.7 Colotlán)

AfuriKo’s new album Tao was featured on Eduardo Martínez’ program Acústica Global alongside South African pianist and composer Abdullah Ibrahim‘s new release The Balance. XHUGC-FM 104.7 Colotlán is one of Radio Universidad de Guadalajara‘s eight transmitters in the state of Jalisco, Mexico.

190813 Radio UDG Colotlán
XHUGC-FM 104.7 Colotlán

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Tao album review: All About Jazz

“AfuriKo: Tao.”

Review of AfuriKo’s third album Tao by Geno Thackara on All About Jazz, “a web site produced by jazz advocates, jazz professionals, and web technicians, [ whose ] mission is to provide information and opinion about jazz from the past, present, and future. Thinking both globally and locally, [ they ] deliver reviews of jazz from around the world as well as interviews with international musicians.”

AfuriKo: Tao
All About Jazz