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Biboul Darouiche

"He has escaped the standardization that academic study of rhythm and its
mysteries often entails. To this day, Biboul Darouiche has retained the
immediacy of expression, but also the versatility of a musician driven
by curiosity and the joy of discovery..."
Ralf Dombrowski, Süddeutsche Zeitung

Biboul reflects his musical multicultural history, with his childhood in Cameroon until the break through as an international musician.  Born in Cameroon, then Syria, Copenhagen, Paris and Munich: His music combines this cultural influences to a very unique sound. Thousands of years old rhythms and melodies, that are part of the Bantu traditional music, merge with western Jazz- and Pop-Culture.

The polyrhythmic interaction and colorful improvisations create a driving pulse that takes the audience on an unforgettable voyage of discovery. – „No matter the style, I´m caleidoscoping the groove“. Biboul sings in his native language Ewondo as well as in English and French.

He has escaped uniformity, that the academic study of rhythms and their secrets often entails. Up to today Biboul Darouiche has been able to maintain a vibrant immediacy of expression as well as the versatility of a musician, who is driven by curiosity and the joy of discovery.

After the various projects he has created (e.g. Soleil Bantu or Blue Bantu) he has finally gathered with three other musicians to build the Bantu Jazz Connection (more info).

A Quartett that fully dives into the vast pool of sounds and rhythms Biboul collected throughout his life and career.

Get an impression here.

Some facts:
- Third album release - "Tribal Moon Jam"
- Second album release "Message from the trees"
- First album release “Africa Is Calling”
- As a sideman: Studio and live engagements with artists such as Al di
Meola, Pee Wee Ellis, Roy Ayers, Jazz Baltica Ensemble, Kurtis Blow, Ghettoblaster, Tzala Moana, Graham Haynes, Klaus Doldinger's Passport, Milk and Sugar,  Big Bands of WDR, SWR and HR and many more.

To read a more detailed biography click here.

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