Music to be shared!
Sven Kacirek has travelled to Kenya many times, always on the quest for musical inspiration and collaborations. The most famous result are his “Kenya Sessions” from 2011 (Pingipung 020). With this new album, Kacirek and his musical partner Muhuni focus on an intercultural exchange which aims at more than beautiful music: Unveiling voices about global trade from a Kenyan perspective.
Interviews from Kenya about an “Economic Partnership Agreement” (EPA) mark the core of ten compositions by Sven Kacirek and Daniel Mburu Muhuni. They have spoken to dozens of people affected by this free trade agreement between the EU and the African Pacific Countries. While EPA is being negotiated mainly outside of the limelight of international attention, this album is an approach to shed a critical light onto the complex circumstances and inhumane side effects of global trade.
This is a musical oral history. The spoken words are the vocals of the tracks. The artists have left the rhythm and tonality of the voices untouched. The statements are simply collaged into subthemes. Subsequently, Kacirek and Muhuni have dubbed the voices with their instruments (mallets, piano, percussion, synthesizer, and many more).
The result is nothing less than a mesmerizing stream of consciousness.
released November 30, 2017 http://
Hier die das Gespräch mit ihm im difficult Radio des FSK Hamburg (http://