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HHY & The Macumbas (PT)

HHY & The Macumbas will draw you into a feverish dream of hypnotic percussion, cave dub, and ominous brass. This February, the enigmatic Portuguese ensemble will envelop ALICE in blood-red light, smoke, and trance-inducing rhythms from Porto’s underground. The concert is part of Vinterjazz 2024.

Over 15 years and a series of powerful albums, Portuguese HHY & The Macumbas, one of the most prominent names from the experimental scene in Porto, has created a unique sonic world that is fascinating and unsettling at once. With solid inspiration from Portuguese roots, circular rhythms, and hectic percussion, dub, echoes, and brass sections with references to Portuguese marching bands, the group has constructed a multidimensional heavy, sonic palace. The energy from their performances has reached audiences across Europe, where they have manipulated dark matter and delivered captivating performances under blood-red light at festivals such as Sónar, Primavera Sound, Le Guess Wh...

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