Kiosques en fête photos (June 2023)

announcements livestreams

Jazz au pigeonnier #3: AfuriKo presents traditional Bulgarian tunes

AfuriKo’s third livestream from Saintines (Hauts-de-France). After our recent trip to Bulgaria, we decided to revisit “Sedi Donka” (from our album Style) and “Trace of Peach” (from Tao), and perform them for you algonside a newer arrangement: “Pismo ti e doshlo” (unreleased so far). We hope you enjoy this selection of African infused Bulgarian tunes!

Streamed on October 22, 2022 at 2PM CEST

🎵 Trace of Peach (Slivenska rūchenitsa) (traditional, arr. by AfuriKo)
🎵 Sedi Donka (traditional, arr. by AfuriKo)
🎵 Pismo ti e doshlo (traditional, arr. by AfuriKo)

podcasts & radio

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.


“Tao” release tour (Uruguay/Europe/UK, January 12-26, 2020)

articles & reviews

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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Jazzbox live session on Aligre FM

AfuriKo was invited to perform live on Jazzbox, a weekly program hosted by jazz lover Jacques Thévenet and aired every Saturday from 5 to 6pm on Aligre FM. This multicultural radio station was established in 1981 in the “quartier d’Aligre,” a historical working-class neighbourhood of the 12th arrondissement of Paris. Its mission statement is to “create and develop social and cultural links,” and many of its programs highly value notions such as freedom of speech, respect of human rights, and equality.


On the Far Side interview:

Interview on Bob Garcia’s (published November 6, 2014), “la première chaîne de télévision consacrée exclusivement à l’actualité du jazz” (the first television channel devoted exclusively to jazz news) for the release of AfuriKo’s debut album On the Far Side.
articles & reviews

On the Far Side album review: Afrique Asie

AfuriKo, On the Far Side (F-IRE)
Review of AfuriKo’s debut album On the Far Side in Afrique Asie (November 2014), a monthly magazine that focuses on the African and Asian continents at large, specializing in political analysis and economical, social, and cultural information. Edited in Paris, the publication is regularly distributed in over fifty countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, as well as North and Latin America.

🇫🇷 “Une musique qui respire, pulse, bifurque, badine. Inclassable et jouée avec une exquise délicatesse, au détour d’improvisations sournoises. Élaborée et à la fois sincère et spontanée. AfuriKo est en principe un duo absolument atypique. … À découvrir d’urgence et à y entrer doucement.”

🇬🇧 “Music that breathes, pulsates, bifurcates, trifles. That is unclassifiable and played with exquisite delicacy, in the course of sly improvisations. Elaborate yet sincere and spontaneous all the while. AfuriKo is in essence an absolutely atypical duo. … I urge you to discover them and slowly enter their world.”

M. M., Afrique Asie