GUERILLACLASSICS AT YANGO BIENNALE 2021/22

«La collaboration entre YANGO Biennale et guerillaclassics porte sur notre intérêt commun à redéfinir ce qui est classique et donc à interroger ce qui est institué pour justement revenir à la nécessité de la création et donc à l’artiste comme central.» Sinzo Aanza, artist & artistic director YANGO Biennale Kinshasa   As part of the […]

«La collaboration entre YANGO Biennale et guerillaclassics porte sur notre intérêt commun à redéfinir ce qui est classique et donc à interroger ce qui est institué pour justement revenir à la nécessité de la création et donc à l’artiste comme central.»

Sinzo Aanza, artist & artistic director YANGO Biennale Kinshasa

 

As part of the project for the YANGO Biennale in Kinshasa, one of the most creative and vibrant mega cities in Africa, top musicians from three different continents are coming together to create a new piece connected to the different musical languages of the artists involved.

The project started in June 2021 in Kinshasa. Over the next six months, it will bring us to different locations and venues in Paris, Zurich, Basel, Bern, Lausanne, and Kinshasa.

 

 

Artists involved:

Sinzo Aanza (Director YANGO Biennale)
Serge Kakudji (countertenor)
Orakle Ngoy (rap)
Sarah Solo (guitar)
Huguette Tolinga (percussion)
Chengyi Wang (Yangqin)
Kay Zhang (saxophone)

Program

GUERILLA-ACTION (June 18, 2021)
Concert in the streets of Kinshasa with Orakle Ngoy, Huguette Tonlinga and Sarah Solo
GUERILLA-ACTION IN PARIS (July 16, 2021)
Small concerts in the Quartier Chinois in Paris with Chengyi Wang, Orakle Ngoy, Sarah Solo, Kay Zhang
GUERILLA-ACTION IN ZURICH (August 5, 2021)
Concert in Zurich with Serge Kakudji, Chengyi Wang, Kay Zhang and Orakle Ngoy
ATELIERS AND CREATION IN KINSHASA (August/ September 2021)
Two weeks of intensive rehearsing and creation in Kinshasa
SWITZERLAND TOUR (October/ November 2021)
Two weeks of touring through Switzerland (Zurich, Basel, Bern, Lausanne)
PARIS CONCERT (December 2021)
YANGO BIENNALE (January 2022)
Final concerts during YANGO Biennale Kinshasa

SOUTH AFRICA AND SWITZERLAND TOUR 2020

2020 marked the beginning of a new chapter for guerillaclassics with a concert tour through South Africa and Switzerland. The series featured new music by the composers and musicians Neo Muyanga (born in Soweto) and Nik Bärtsch (born in Zurich), which will be performed by the Cosmic Percussion Ensemble (Zurich) alongside viola player Sarah Evans […]

2020 marked the beginning of a new chapter for guerillaclassics with a concert tour through South Africa and Switzerland.

The series featured new music by the composers and musicians Neo Muyanga (born in Soweto) and Nik Bärtsch (born in Zurich), which will be performed by the Cosmic Percussion Ensemble (Zurich) alongside viola player Sarah Evans and singers Nomapostile Nyiki and Lungiswa Plaatjies (from Cape Town).

It was our aim to demonstrate what extraordinary and unique concert experiences can be created through the fusion of vastly different musical traditions, instruments, and cultural backgrounds. The series was held in a range of venues in Zurich, Cape Town, Stellenbosch, and Johannesburg.

 

Curious how the concert tour sounded like? Listen to the program on SoundCloud: https://bit.ly/percussionthreads-soundcloud

 

Program

March 6, 2020
Museum Rietberg (7 pm)
Zurich
March 7, 2020
Shopping Center Amriville (11 am and 12 pm)
Amriswil ***POSTPONED***
March 7, 2020
Blaswerk Haag (3.30 pm)
Weinfelden
March 8, 2020
Restaurant Chamanna Naluns (1 pm)
Scuol ***POSTPONED***
March 12, 2020
youngblood Africa UA (8 pm)
Cape Town
March 13, 2020
Rootspring Muizenberg with Ronan Skillen (7 pm)
Cape Town
March 14, 2020
Zeitz MOCAA (11 am)
Cape Town
March 15, 2020
SU Toyota Woordfees (11 am)
Stellenbosch
March 20, 2020
Park Station (7 am)
Johannesburg ***POSTPONED***
March 21, 2020
Human Rights Day at Soweto Theatre (3 pm)
Soweto ***POSTPONED***
April 8, 2020
EXIL (6.30 pm)
Zurich ***POSTPONED***