Jazzfest Berlin

Hamid Drake & Yuko Oshima

Hamid Drake & Yuko Oshima © Sébastien Bozon
Hamid Drake & Yuko Oshima

Hamid Drake & Yuko Oshima (USA/Japan)
German premiere

Hamid Drake drums, frame drum, voice
Yuko Oshima drums, voice

The differences in nature, physique, individual history and cultural background that come together in this duo create the fuel that will generate a captivating, cohesive dynamic and a unifying spirit. Japanese artist Yuko Oshima, who lives and works in France, and Hamid Drake, an African-American musician in constant motion, crossing the oceans from his home base in Chicago. The spirited Japanese drummer with her unique style has conquered her very own creative field beyond the beaten track (for example, with the duo Donkey Monkey). Reaching out to other artists, Oshima accesses the explosiveness and creative power of border areas. It is not surprising that she encountered and began collaborating with Hamid Drake, this universal spirit and extraordinary, battle-tried veteran of music on both sides of the Atlantic. His vibrations range from Sufi chants and Sardinian polyphony to deep blues and Caribbean reggae, to frenetic, free sound-expeditions and the cosmos of Nordic sounds – over decades of musical practise, he has managed to connect these different worlds. The percussion-discussion between these two artists is truly something to behold.

Hamid Drake & Yuko Oshima on Soundcloud
Website of Yuko Oshima

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Tickets & Dates

Opening Jazzfest Berlin 2018


Venue:
Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Side Stage


Price/Category:
€ 39 / reduced € 25


Please note:
This year, all concerts of Jazzfest Berlin will be broadcast via the ARD radio stations. Since the broadcasts are live, the concerts will have to begin on time and continue so after the intervals. We ask for your understanding. All bars will welcome you with drinks and refreshments before the concerts, in the intervals and after the concerts.


Dates:
THU 01 Nov 2018, 19:50 - 20:40