On September 1st, Sven is travelling to Kenya again. Together with Stefan Schneider (To Rococo Rot, Mapstation) he will go to Mukunguni Village, where he has already been in 2009.
Stefan and Sven are recording a new album with Mbui, Mwatela, Mbutch and all the other musicians from Mukunguni.
Unfortunately Agnieszka won´t join them this time. Nevertheless Sven and Stefan will continue the barabara.fm-blog that Agnieszka created in 2009.
We celebrate the Release of the Kenya Sessions Album, which came out on the Pingipung Label today. You can buy the album or the mp3 version at the Pingipung-Site, on iTunes, Amazon, on the Klicktrack download shop, Soulseduction, Boomkat or many other online music stores. Let us Know how you like it!
The Party takes place at the Frappant Art Network on saturday, the 26th of February. Sven will play a live set, Agnieszka will show selected pictures from the journey as well as the brand new music videos. There will be several oportunities to learn more about the kenyan musicians and our experiences during the project. Come and join us!
The New York based music festival E se in Manhatten invited Sven to play there in December. Sven planned to perform there with Ogoya Nengo and Olith Ratego.
After weeks of collecting documents and after endless phone calls with the USEmbassy in Nairobi, the Embassy didn’t give a visa to Olith and Ogoya !
The whole festival programm has to be changed… We all were quite disappointed, but finally Sven gave 2 great concerts, one solo and one with the awesome saxophonist Jason Candler and drummer legend Kenny Wollesen.
We will post some videos soon.
On Septmeber 28 the German “Rat für Nachhaltige Entwicklung” awarded a price to the barabara.fm-project in the presence of Bundeskanzler Angela Merkel.
More Information on their Website and the Werkstatt N Website.