netherlands/germany/romania/turkey: Mundus Production at Womex - new cd release Shishani & Namibian Tales & Arifa
Mundus production will be attending the Womex
2016 in Santiago de Compostela, presenting the
new album release of Shishani & Namibian Tales
"Itaala" and Arifa
Debut album Itaala We are extremely excited to announce that our debut CD “Itaala” is out! Itaala
means "Believe" in Oshiwambo, language of the Aawambo people in
Namibia. Our music is a dialogue - looking into both personal stories
and Namibia's history. Coming from Christianisation and apartheid in
Namibia, where so many of the local beliefs and practices where shunned,
Itaala is also a way to praise the country, its people, its languages, its traditions.
Creating a new language As
an acoustic quartet we are integrating musical elements from Namibia
with a new set of instruments, rhythms and harmonies. The music has been
inspired by dusty archive material, field recordings from Namibia done
by the likes of such musicologists as Minette Mans, other rhythms and
sounds from the African continent, Europe and our own interpretation of
these sounds and stories as we meld them with contemporary influences.
Journey into the KalahariWe
look forward to collaborating with the Ju/‘Hoansi, also known as the
San or ‘Bushmen’ people, based in the Kalahari this November. Our aim is
to meet, share and learn from these ancient civilizations to see what
we can create together! This project is in collaboration with the
Museums Association of Namibia, Goethe Institute Windhoek and KLM.
Arifa arrived back from China & Korea tour.
Our next concert will be on 28 oct Starnmeer in the Netherlands.
Alex Simu won the Golden Calf 2016 Netherlands, for the movie "Beyond Sleep" The best music!