Filled with an emotion between sensibility and tradition, his organic sounds take us from Western Africa up to Central Europe, without any way to determine where one begins and where the other one ends. After several initiatory trips to Guinea Conakry spent exploring and training, German musician Nils Kercher has managed to find a form expression of his own digging deep into African music without ever giving up his classical music background. His last album, "Ancient Intimations" is in line with the cause of human integration which binds cultures and which has already been taking shape through the discernment of the most open and curious minds.
The lyrics are in Soussou, Malinké, Finnish or even in a language without words in which the voice acts as an instrument as it occurs in mantras, Gregorian chants or tribal rituals. Besides the intriguing and original use of the voice, the Kora comes as another great support in most of the songs. Its delicate sound accentuates the softness and spirituality projected by the choirs. Equally the subtle percussions play an important part in this very elegant album. Backing a balafon, a cello, a flute or a violin they transport us to some beautiful landscapes from Black Forest to Guinean farmlands. Kindness and hope are here to greet all the styles of music that we expect to host this year on Groovalizacion.