Karl Hector & The Malcouns

As a part of 28th Akbank Jazz Festival's program we will be hosting Karl Hector & The Malcouns, who combine the global experimentalism of Krautrock with Afrobeat and jazz and perfectly blend them into funk!

After the years of Poets Of Rhythm and Whitefield Brothers, guitarist and producer JJ Whitefield founded the Karl Hector & The Malcouns in 2007 with drummer Zdenko Curulija, to be a band that always surprises the audience. After their first album Sahara Swing, which was built with many influences from across the African diaspora, the band has expanded its musical scope with their second album Unstraight Ahead in which the West African sounds of Ghana and Mali meet the East African sounds. With this album, they were, in a sense, paying homage to the 1970’s Krautrock legends Be sure not to miss this musical feast offering a rich mixture of the late 1960’s independent funk spirit and Afrobeat.

Event Program

21:30 Karl Hector & The Malcouns