Plurism feat. Feya Faku will part of the line-up at Jazzmandu 2023 from Nov 2-8. The Kathmandu Jazz Festival will also feature free live sound workshops with sound engineer Daniel Laurent.
After three album releases in the ensemble’s previous avatars—Fufu Tryout, More Fufu! and Azania in Mind—the latest iteration of Plurism sees Swiss drummer and bandleader Dominic Egli combine forces with the esteemed South African trumpeter Feya Faku and a stellar cast of musicians with a shared friendship as well as musical sensibility. As before, Pluralism remains anchored in Egli’s intense curiosity about the many colors of African rhythm, melody and groove. The nostalgic sensitivity of his playing is grounded by the bass of Xaver Rüegg, with Faku displaying his uncanny temperament on the trumpet, Mthunzi Mvubu his prolific vocabulary on the alto saxophone and Sisonke Xonti his audacious yet vulnerable style on the tenor saxophone. This time around, each member brings his own compositions to the collective. Plurism remains complex yet simple, explosive yet tender, down-to-earth yet otherworldly, with the musicians always drawing out more from each other and the audience.
Feya Faku – Trumpet and flugelhorn
Mthunzi Mvubu – Alto saxophone
Sisonke Xonti – Tenor saxophone
Xaver Ruegg – Bass
Dominic Egli – Drums and cymbals
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Sound engineer and producer Daniel Laurent is based out of Bagdad Studio in Lausanne. He will be conducting workshops on live audio for audio professionals, students and enthusiasts in Kathmandu. Workshops are free to attend and will cover various topics of sound engineering from beginners to advanced students and audio professionals. Participants will also get first-hand experience with managing sound equipment and operating it during live concerts at the Jazzmandu festival.
Follow Daniel Laurent’s discography here.
See festival schedule below: