Concert Review - Kassel World Music Festival
Birgit Picht - Germany
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Kulturzentrum Schlachthof Kassel is back Kassel World Music Festival ends with a brilliant graduation club night (Kassel / Welt) Anyone who thinks of worldly music as trashy colorful folklore should have experienced a surprise on Friday, at the final club night of the Kassel World Music Festival. Massive beats, which would have set every Berlin club in motion, went through the body, in the well-attended, but not sold-out, newly sold event hall of the Kulturzentrum Schlachthof in Kassel with about 200 guests. `Santi & Tugce feat. Flavien Porcu brought a world club feeling to Kassel from 23:00. With their massive bass line, virtuoso by Santi, alias Santiago Ferreira, created over and over again, combined with Spanish-South American to oriental-seeming elements, they brought the audience already with the first song on their side. The vocals of Tugce Kurtis, at first glance quite traditional, became a techno-ethnic indulgence due to the unusual arrangement of the titles. The mood was brought to life by the gifted multi-percussionist Flavien Porcu, who accompanied `Santi & Tugce` in Kassel. With flying hands and a lightness that is rarely seen, the French Porcu created rousing rhythms over all styles of music. Many titles of the night can be heard on the recently released album `Punto Cero` by` Santi & Tugce`. If you like the music of the brothers Fritz and Paul Kalkbrenner or the beaty songs of Blank & Jones, you will appreciate this album as well. Almost martial the beats of "Orange", which turned the hall into a dancefloor with their music. The club night has shown what's possible in the "new" cultural center Schlachthof. Technology, light and space are top - the best prerequisite for many addictive events, such as the World Music Festival. (zbp) (© Birgit Picht)