CHUQUIMAMANI-CONDORI - AYA SUZUKI

experimental
Sunday
24
March 2024
  • Rotonde
19:30
BOTACARTE 14.5
TICKET 17.5
DAY OF SHOW 20.5
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Extra information

19:30 doors open (Rotonde)
20:00 Aya Suzuki
21:00 Chuquimamani-Condori

Spiritual music that feels like going back to one's roots

When

Sun. 24 Mar, 2024

Where

  • Rotonde

Doors

19:30

Organiser

Botanique & Ekumen
CHUQUIMAMANI - CONDORI
Ekumen est une série de concerts à Bruxelles. Sans restrictions de genres, nous proposons aux oreilles curieuses une programmation tendre et sensible.

Chuquimamani-Condori is a multidisciplinary artist & musician belonging to the Pakajaqi nation of Aymara people. Chuquimamani-Condori blends traditional drum & ceremonial music from their Pakajaqueño family, full of harsh, colorful synths & noise, said to "recreate the cacophony of the first aurora, the call of chuqi chinchay", described by listeners as "astonishing in its unabashed emotional vulnerability & raw, chaotic, even violent noise overload", "like stargazing, making a bonfire, profoundly uplifting and human", & "spiritual, boundary liquefying" music.

Their new album 'DJ E' was released in November 2023.Previous recent works include Rayo Mix (2022), Across the Policed World: A Transnocturnal Huayño (2022), and Amaru's Tongue: Daughter (2021), a collaborative work with Joshua Chuquimia Crampton. They also continue to do work with AIM SoCal, the Southern California chapter of the American Indian Movement (founded in 1968).

Chuquimamani-Condori - Engine
Chuquimamani-Condori (Elysia Crampton) - Live 2023 @ The Tunnels / Austin, TX [3/4]
Aya Suzuki

AYA SUZUKI

Aya Suzuki, a Japanese percussionist based in Belgium, started studying music at the age of six. After graduating high school, a time in which she already played many solo concerts, she went on to study at the Toho-Gakuen school of music in Tokyo, where she was taught by the world-renowned marimba player Keiko Abe.

This led up to a first prize in The contest of Marimba Spiritual in 2012, which was held in the memory of composer Minoru Miki. In 2013 Aya won the First prize in the marimba competition at the Drum Festival in Poland (including the overall GrandPrix) and was a finalist of the South California International Marimba Competition (SCIMC). She studied master program of percussion in Royal Conservatory of Ghent and graduated at the top from the classic music department in 2017.

She performed with some ensembles like ictus ensemble, Spectra ensemble Gent and Quixtet. Also played solo programs at many festivals like de Bijloke in Ghent, Musica Impulscentrum voor Muziek in Neerpelt, de Singel in Antwerp, Q-O2 in Brussels , Festival Vlaanderen in Kortrijk, BEAT IT! festival in Concertgebouw Brugge, HANDELSBEURS in Ghent, STUK in Leuven and some more in Netherlands.

STUK+ Aya Suzuki performs Nine Bells by Tom Johnson (2018, excerpt)

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Doors

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Where

  • Orangerie + Rotonde + Museum
Sunday
24
March 2024
BOTACARTE 14.5
TICKET 17.5
DAY OF SHOW 20.5
Buy tickets

Extra information

19:30 doors open (Rotonde)
20:00 Aya Suzuki
21:00 Chuquimamani-Condori