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Nakibembe Xylophone Troupe


Photo by Stéphane Charpentier.

The Nakibembe Xylophone Troupe hails from Uganda, known for singing and performing on a large ensemble instrument called the embaire, crafting hypnotic, joyful music. Having greatly expanded their audience following an acclaimed performance at Nyege Nyege Festival, they are one of the few remaining groups playing the embaire.

The embaire is a large wooden xylophone performed by up to eight musicians simultaneously, who weave together polyrhythmic short melodic phrases. Ensemble members may also sing in unison or in call and response, playing with other percussive instruments to keep the tempo. The results are ecstatic compositions that flow endlessly, creating waves of coalescing grooves.

For CTM 2020, Nakibembe Xylophone Troupe take part in a special commission with Gabber Modus Operandi and Wahono.

Vortex Merge

Berghain, Fri 31.01.2020, 23:00

Don Zilla, Gabber Modus Operandi ft Wahono x Nakibembe Xylophone Troupe, Astrid Gnosis, Squarepusher, Virgen María, !luuli, VTSS

Fluid Multiple

Festsaal Kreuzberg, Sat 01.02.2020, 20:30

Nakibembe Xylophone Troupe, Kamaal Williams