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THE BANTU JAZZ CONNECTION

Biboul Darouiche is a singer, percussionist, composer and head of the ensemble. By playing the conga, djembe, calimba and - the African treetrunk drum (also called nkul or tam-tam, which by the way should not be missing at any concert!) Darouiche brings a very special color to his music. He works mainly in Europe, but his engagements also take him to the Middle East, the countries of the CIS, Brazil and the USA. Since1995 he has been a member of Klaus Doldinger's Passport. He has also worked with musicians such as Al Di Meola, Pee Wee Ellis, Roy Ayers, Graham Haynes, Paquito D'Rivera and the Jazz Baltica Ensemble. Mauritian bassist Linley Marthe is one of the world's best bassists. He was a long time permanent member of the band Joe Zawinul Syndicate,worked with musicians like Dave Liebmann, Richard Galliano, Omar Hakimand many more. Zawinul said of Linley Marthe in an interview: “Linley is a phenomenon. I don't know if anyone can match him in terms of bass playing."

Christian Lettner, Drums- arbeitete u.a. mit Karl Ratzer, Till Brönner, der WDR BIG, Klaus Doldingers Passport und sorgt schon seit Jahren bei meinen Projekten für das Fudament der Polyrhythik.

The Austrian multi-instrumentalist and producer Michael Hornek, who is part of the permanent cast of Klaus Doldinger's Passport as a keyboardist, plays keyboards, percussion and sings. His free-jazzy percussive playing inspires every listener. Hornek's keyboard skills can be heard on over 750 music productions, and the trend is of course increasing!




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Biboul Darouiche

vocals, percussion, calimba

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Michael Hornek

vocals, keys, percussion

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Linley Marthe

bass

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Christian Lettner

drums

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