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Bungul: Hamid Drake, Peter Knight, David Wilfred, Daniel Wilfred, Sunny Kim, Aviva Endean + Amalia Umeda at Jazztopad Festival New York at Public Records

Courtesy of Matt Merewitz | Posted on June 5, 2024


Public Records
Jazztopad Festival New York

233 Butler Street
Brooklyn, NY
(347) 529-4869


Sun, June 16, 2024
8:00 pm

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Hamid Drake- drums
Peter Knight – trumpet, electronic, percussion
Daniel Wilfred – vocal, bilma
David Wilfred – vocal, yidaki, dance
Sunny Kim – vocal, electronics, percussion
Aviva Endean – bass clarinet, aliquot flute, electronics
Amalia Umeda – violin

The project is organized by the National Forum of Music in Wroclaw in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute New York.

As part of Jazztopad’s commitment to erasing borders this year’s program includes Hand to Earth, a group from Australia led by trumpeter Peter Knight, also including Korean singer Sunny Kim and featuring two aboriginal members—brothers David and Daniel Wilfred, keepers of one of the oldest known vocal traditions in the world. Turkiewicz first met Knight on a trip to Australia in 2016, when Knight was director of the Australian Art Orchestra. They’ve built a lasting partnership ever since. There have been several iterations of Hand to Earth but the version that comes to New York, “The Crow” co-commissioned by the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, is special thanks to the participation of Umeda, an exciting musician who’s development and growth has been nourished in part by various Jazztopad projects. The ensemble, which also includes the acclaimed saxophonist Aviva Endean, uses expansive improvisation to meld ambient sounds and traditional ‘Manikay’ (public songs) sung in Wagiläk. “When we started doing Jazztopad in New York it was just Polish artists playing,” Turkiewicz says. “But then I realized when you look at the programs in Poland, there's not so many Polish artists performing. What I wanted to do is reflect in New York what we were doing in Poland, but without bringing in artists that regularly play here.” ...

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