Goat (JP), Hagiga Sextet (ISR) and Oumou Sangaré (ML) to perform at Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2017


Japanese quartet Goat, Israeli group Hagiga Sextet and the Malinese women’s rights icon Oumou Sangaré all join the international line-up for the 39th edition of Copenhagen Jazz Festival, which takes place at more than 120 venues across the city – in concert halls, town squares and gardens, churches and jazz clubs, and in the hidden corners of Copenhagen.

The latest additions to Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2017 are added to a truly world-spanning line-up that already includes headliners like Herbie Hancock, Anoushka Shankar and Jamie Cullum. The complete festival programme, featuring a total of more than 1000 concerts, will be announced in the beginning of June at www.jazz.dk.

Japanese sound experimentalists Goat are guaranteed to leave you trembling. An electric guitar, saxophone, bass, and drums are always a sure sign of noise, and this band is no different. Just know that Goat likes to shape its noise into seductive, trance-inducing patterns, making Koshior Hino’s compositions at once urban and tribal. Goat is part of this year’s Japanese theme at Copenhagen Jazz Festival.

The critically acclaimed Hagiga Sextet will perform at Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2017 with their latest album ”New Directions” – contemporary music and modern jazz with a touch of diverse sounds from the Mediterranean region. Hagiga Sextet, formed in 2001 in Tel-Aviv by Alon Farber and Dani Benedikt, collects six musicians seeking new connections in jazz and contemporary music. Hagiga Sextet is a unique group, combining original compositions in various styles – swing, funk, latin, jazz – with collective improvisation and free interaction.

The Malinese vocalist Oumou Sangaré is known as a shining star in her home country and has excited audiences around the world with her socially conscious songs and her unique voice, lending her the apt epithet “The Songbird from Wassoulou”. At Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2017, Sangaré and her band is set to play at the beautiful outdoor scenery as part of the theme Jazz by the Sea. With her strong musical understanding and visionary foresight, Oumou Sangaré has succeeded in shaping the traditional Malinese music into a subtle and nuanced contemporary expression, raising profound sociopolitical questions – especially concerning the role of women in African culture.

Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2017 takes place July 7-16 on more than 120 venues all across the city.