Earth Beat Presents: Bulldozer, Fatoumata Diawara, C4Trio, Kumbia Baruka, Mahsa Vadat, Burundi Drummers, P.L.I.N.T., The Venopian Solitude, Femi Kuti & KO KO MO

Earth Beat proudly presents several exciting new acts whom we represent both nationally as well as internationally.

Bulldozer

Bulldozer. It sounds heavy and sturdy. From the metal scene. Or stoner. But no, it’s a trio from Colombia playing so-called champeta. Okay, heavy as well, but in another, lighter kind of way.

Earth Beat represents Bulldozer in the Benelux.

Fatoumata Diawara

Fatoutama Diawara ermerges after 5 years with a new album written and composed by her and co-produced with Mathieu Chedid -M-. In Fatoumata’s own words: “He brought the love to Mali´s music and culture and his own experience and I tried to maintain my Malian and african blues tradition, together we have tried to find a texture that is more modern.”

Earth Beat represents Fatoumata Diawara in the Netherlands

C4 Trio

C4 Trío from Venezuela consists of three virtuoso cuatro players. The cuatro is a kind of small, 4-stringed guitar, the size of an ukelele. All three cuatro players are from different parts of Venezuela and all bring their own influences and style. Since 2009 a bass player, at least as good as the other three of course, has completed the line-up.

Earth Beat represents C4 Trio in the Benelux

Kumbia Boruka

Exciting cumbia from Mexico and beyond

Earth Beat represents Kumbia Boruka in the Netherlands

Mahsa Vahdat

Mahsa Vahdat is an Iranian artist and singer and strong advocate of freedom of expression. Her music style is contemporary, but deeply rooted in and inspired by the traditional and regional music of Iran. She developed her own style for many years, and it is the result of working with many musicians from Iran and other countries. She composes most of her songs herself, often with poems by classical Persian poets like Hafez and Rumi or by contemporary poets like Mohammad Ibrahim Jafari.

Earth Beat represents Mahsa Vahdat in the Benelux

Master Drummers of Burundi

The Master Drummers of Burundi is a legendary percussion ensemble from Burundi in Central Africa. Their performances are a part of ceremonies such as births, funerals, and coronations of mwami (kings), stemming from the time that Burundi was still a kingdom. These rhythms are not only timeless, but also a truly powerful, hypnotic and enthralling experience. Joyful power so to speak.

Earth Beat represents Master Drummers of Burundi in the Benelux

P.L.I.N.T.

Pablo Lapidusas International Trio (P.L.I.N.T) is the first project beyond the solo format of the Argentinian pianist Pablo Lapidusas. The trio formed in 2014 in collaboration with the Cuban bassist Leo Espinosa and the Portuguese/Brazilian drummer Marcelo Araújo, recorded the same year a live CD in the prestigious club The Orbit (South Africa): ‘Live in Johannesburg – Ekaya’

Earth Beat represents P.L.I.N.T. in the Benelux

The Venopian Solitude

The Venopian Solitude is a band from Selangor, Malaysia. Formed in 2009 by the founder Suiko Takahara (pseudonym) has been producing a humongous collection of music and published them on social media, which consequently has been garnering attention from people around parts of the world. After signing to Kasi Gegar Entertainment (KGE) between 2013-2016, the performance expanded from a one-woman show to performing with a full-fledged band.

Earth Beat represents The Venopian Solitude in Europe

Femi Kuti

Femi Kuti is the heart and soul of modern Afrobeat. Femi’s father, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, created the style – a blend of traditional Nigerian drum patterns, the smooth groove of highlife and American soul, funk and R&B – and took it to the world, inspiring people with insistent dance beats and lyrics bristling with political statements.

Earth Beat represents Femi Kuti in the Netherlands

KO KO MO

Originally from Nantes, France, KO KO MO is an ultra charismatic explosive musical duo; Two incredible beasts on stage that, in a short time and a string of concerts, have become the talk of the town. KO KO MO is Warren Mutton (guitar – vocals) and Kevin «K20» Grosmolard, (drums – choirs).

Earth Beat represents KO KO MO in the Netherlands and Belgium