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JASPIR / Mathieu :
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NUMBER ONE ENTERTAINMENT / Tim Vanhaecke :
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Sat 01 Oct Villeurbanne(69)RTU Le Grand MIx / Le TransbordeurFR
Thu 20 Oct Saint-Étienne(42)Rhino Jazz (s) Festival (Le fil)FR
Fri 25 Nov Rillieux la Pape(69)MJC Ô TotemFR
Sat 26 Nov Genève(12)PTR – UsineCH
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A state of things, a scream from the heart, a lament, a song soaring in emergency, asking questions… Why are we living in this perpetual war ? This never interrupting violence ?

You are most welcome to join NMB and Sir Jean‘s quest for answers, all together “One for All and All for One“, and evoke a different possible world, one that wouldn’t revolve around profits, one that wouldn’t take for granted the routine of steadily violating all essential human rights, like ours does extensively.

SIR JEAN & NMB AFROBEAT EXPERIENCE comes as the reunion of a singing wizard with a New Orleans-style brass band. After having carved our previous album DEMOCRAZY in West Africa’s red marble, we proceed with our AFROBEAT EXPERIENCE along with SIR JEAN, a magnetic singer with a stunningly deep voice.

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Sir Jean & NMB Afrobeat Experience - Permanent War permanent war released the april 29th 2016 listen
  • «… These Afrobeat music lovers have just released Permanent War, paying a flaming tribute to their favourite style. The album came courtesy of a crowdfunding campaign, was analogically recorded, and is available on vinyle… It’s a bit like the Daptone class a la French… Prepare yourselves for a vibrant, committed UHT (Ultra High Temperature) set. »

  • « … Halfway between Voodoo sorcery and a dance floor revel, embracing Cajuns, Houma and Yoruba people, these unique sounds deftly match the graceful excitement conveyed by this stylish « Permanent War ». Its alluring rhythms are a call to shake and move, and invite each and everyone to board the train of collective action … »

  • Here is what you get: frantic percussions, powerful trumpeting horns, and the shaman’s incantations, his body snaking up and down. And there is what you are urged to figure out: the villagers’ dancing, with their faces painted, the bewitching heat, the growling tigers. This outfit comes wrapped into a spirited, political album vocalized by a conquering wizard and indulged by a tribe of musicians, all together setting a link from Nigeria to Louisiana.

  • The consistency in Sir Jean & NMB Afrobeat Experience’s tone results in sheer power and authenticity, blatantly following the tradition of Nigeria’s Afrobeat Bands.

    Ferarock
  • Friday night at the Marché Gare. The house is crammed with feverish, enthusiastic fans. On stage, Sir Jean & NMB Afrobeat Experience have been igniting the place step by step, relentlessly bringing the pressure up to its climax. Before the encore pays tribute to the Black President, a man in the crowd exclaims: « Oh no, not Obama again ! ». Yet it’s clearly Fela Kuti we’re talking about here – his haunting shadow has drifted over this gargantuan night. A must-see show.

    Sébastien BroquetLe petit bulletin
  • Give the Afrobeat Experience a shot and get propelled deep into the heart of a Dixieland New Orleans Brass Band.

  • The steadiness in Democrazy is unbelievable… In one word : fat satisfaction.

    DJAMDJAM Récompense
  • I must confess the first listening left me restless, overpowered by the urgency of dancing, and that’s also what Afrobeat is about : inviting your body to dance !