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Xu Fengxia - Lucas Niggli Duo

Xu Fengxia - Lucas Niggli Duo

Xu Fengxia (China) guzheng, sanxian, voice
Lucas Niggli (CH)    drums

What Xu Fengxia and Lucas Niggli, both highly authentic just being the personalities they are, draw on their respective musical world eludes every categorisation. They open their hearts and advance into uncharted territory of the unheard – their very own music. Black Lotos as a „pure crossbreed“ of world music, as a perfect but completely untypical crossover of musical globalisation. The real and medial possibilities give us songs from different times, from all continents and make music of almost every provenience available. This is great. People from the most distant places meet. The amalgamation and overlapping of different cultures in music fascinates us and lead us to ever new levels.

Xu Fengxia - Lucas Niggli Duo

Xu Fengxia can accompany Niggli`s drums by replacing a complete rhythm section playing wild jazz. Piano, bass and drums seem to present although Xu only plays one instrument at a time.
And Niggli takes us on excursions to the outer boundaries of Avantgarde music.It would be too easy to describe this music with the fashionable term "multi-kulti-crossover" . There is a lot more about it. Niggli, the energetic drummer from Switzerland and the cheerful Chinese lady from Paderborn in Germany speak the same
musical language. A thorough musical understanding is immediately established and does not need a lot of rehearsals. Traditional Chinese sounds and techniques perfectly blend with contemporary hip trends. The singing of Xu Fengxia adds to this impression, since she masters a lot of styles including Mongolian throat singing, Beijing opera or the chit chat syllables of sound poetry.

Xu Fengxia - Lucas Niggli Duo
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