Tropical Jazz


First it was a duo saxophone / drums in Berlin in 2009, which has become an electric quartet in 2011. Electric Vocuhila mixes rhythms inspired by several urban African musics like sébène from Congo, ethio-jazz or tsapiky from Madagascar to an orchestral conception from jazz and more precisely from Ornette Coleman's harmolodic music.

On an obstinated rhythmic base which is always moving, alternately hypnotic and frantic, their music is freely build around repeating units. Seeking both melodic succinctness and a kind of overflow and trance, the quartet is developing long sequences made of dazzling themes, sinuous phrasing and sharped & explosives riffs. A cheerful and urgent call to dance!