THE KYF! INVITATIONAL

The KYF! Invitational is a series of 8 videos.  As the name suggests, this is an invitation to collaborate, initiated by the members of KYF!. The concept is original: each artist presents a composition of their choice with the constraint of integrating a traditional African instrument. From this proposal, the musicians of KYF! create an afro-electro instrumental piece. 

The videos are released weekly, every Friday. Don’t miss out, subscribe to KYF! :

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The videos will be out on :
 

Kyekyeku – April 29 2022 (article on PAM)
Hamid Moumen – May 6 2022
Rébecca M’Boungou – May 13 2022
Malikal Diop – May 202022
Bako – May 27 2022
Kikoué – June 3 2022
Aziz Aflak – June 10 2022
Seydou Diabaté – June 17 2022

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The 3 members of KYF! in front of the "Blue Studio" / Photo : Jérémy Hugues

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Arranged by KYF! (synths, loops – Kevin Bucquet / drums – Fred Faure)
Art direction, editing – Youri Fernandz
DOP – Jérémy Hugues
Set design – Sarah Brousse-Martinez
Sound (live) – Olivier Debas
Mix – Niels Breton
Light – Fabrice Darlas (FAX)

Produced by Dômes Studio

Co-produced by – Atabal Biarritz / Scène aux Champs

Supported by – Centre National de la Musique /  Cultures Connectées / Office Artistique Nouvelle Aquitaine

Special thanks – Alex Heitler & Seb Abes, Philippe Valantin Tissier, Christophe Nowakowski, Lola Breton, Audrey Destandau, Sylvie Darricau, Lucia Martinez, Jean-Pierre Brousse

KYF! is also :
supported by – Centre National de la Musique /  Cultures Connectées / Office Artistique Nouvelle Aquitaine / Communauté d’Agglomération Pays-Basque
co-produced by – Cie Lézards Qui Bougent Fabrik Théâtre Opéra / Scène Aux Champs / Atabal / Catach / After Before

KYEKYEKU

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Out April 29(article on PAM)

Kyekyeku (Ghana/France) 
 

Instrument :  PENPENSIWA (Ghana, Mali, Zimbabwe...)

Song name : Kwi kwi kwi kwi 

 

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Photos in the "Blue Studio" : Jérémy Hugues

HAMID MOUMEN

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Out May 6 

Hamid Moumen (Maroc/France)

Instrument :
GUEMBRI (north Africa)

Song name: "Règuba"


 

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Photos in the "Blue Studio" : Jérémy Hugues

RÉBECCA M'BOUNGOU

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Out May 13

Rébecca M'Boungou (France/Congo)

Instrument : SANZA

Guest : Clémence Matondo 


 

Photo : Fred Prat

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Photos dans le "Blue Studio" : Jérémy Hugues

MALIKAL DIOP

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Out May 20

Malikal Diop (Sénégal/France)

Instrument : BONGOMA (ouest Africa)

Song Name : AL DIANA (Paradise) 

News: BÉGUÉ (EP) out april 2022

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Photos dans le "Blue Studio" : Jérémy Hugues

BAKO

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Out May 27

Bako (Niger/france)

Instrument : 
GOUROUMI (BAKO)
CALEBASSE (Emilie)



Song name : "Mammaki" means "wonder" in Haoussa


Guest : Emilie Bécue

Photo : Mathias Bracho

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Photos dans le "Blue Studio" : Jérémy Hugues

KIKOUÉ

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Out June 3

Kikoué (France/Burkina Faso)

Instrument :
 FLUTE PEUL

Song mane :"Teriya" means « friendship »  in Bambara, dedicated to his Feu dad Ki Jean."

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Photos dans le "Blue Studio" : Jérémy Hugues

AZIZ AFLAK

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Out June 10

Aziz Aflack (Maroc/france)

Instrument :
OUD

Song Name : Dnia (life)

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Photos dans le "Blue Studio" : Jérémy Hugues

SEYDOU DIABATÉ

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Out June 17

Seydou "KANAZOÉ" Diabaté (Burnkina Faso/France)

Instrument : BALAFON


Song name : "Sabou"

 

Photos Romain Serrano

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Photos dans le "Blue Studio" : Jérémy Hugues

About KYF!

INTERACTIVE AUDIO-VISUAL SHOW (AFRO / SYNTH)
 

KYF! is an interactive audio-visual show featuring two collaborating musicians alongside a videographer. In other words, it is an augmented concert, during which the musicians can control or modify the live projected video, as well as the lights.
 

The show, lasting approximately 75min, is built in several scenes which experiment with different forms of interaction (generated live via the videographer’s computer). The style of music (afro/synth) is linked to the theme of the show: the African continent and its different cultures seen through the sensitivity and subjectivity of the artistic team and its guests (artists, musicians, dancers, etc.).
 

Sometimes literal, sometimes abstract, the show has no defined subject, it does not speak of linear history but approaches both aesthetic and political concepts through the idea that the urge to create and collaborate is universal.
 

Première  :  November 2022

KEVIN BUCQUET (synths, loops)
YOURI FERNANDEZ (video, interactivities) 
FRED FAURE (Drums)

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