Dec 3rd / The Scorpios (Sudan/UK) live / Kaschemme Basel, Switzerland

schoggischoggi 298 Posts
edited October 2017 in Announcements

Sunday, December 3rd, 8pm at Kaschemme Basel, Switzerland

The Scorpios (Sudan/UK)

Konzeptlos presents „The Scorpios“ live at the Kaschemme in Basel! What a sensation, this ten-headed super group rarely plays gigs outside of the UK. They’re unique musical meltdown of hypnotic Arabic rhythms, psychedelic Sudanese Afrobeat and eastern funk is simply mind-blowing. The core of the band consists of five Sudanese musicians who have played around the Horn of Africa as well as Arab states. The main singer Regia Ishag comes from a musical family which include such greats as the guitarist from the 70's Sudanese band The Scorpions. The other four members have been playing in traditional settings for many years, such as weddings and religious festivals. They left Sudan in the 80's when the situation became very bad, so when they initially came to the UK they were refugees. The music they are influenced by is old traditional songs, 60's songs and 70's pop songs, which had reggae, funk and soul as well as Latin leanings. The UK guitarist Adam Bulewski got to meet some musicians via some community work he was doing in London with the local Sudanese community and began recording sessions. It was a musical project to reduce stigma around mental health. One of the percussionists became a very good friend and through him he managed to assemble the beginnings of the Scorpios. At present the Sudanese members are supported by an international backing band of guys from Ghana, Jamaica, Poland, Japan and the UK. The music was put on YouTube and picked by Fredrik Lavik, label owner of Afro7 records ,who asked the Scorpios to do a whole album. So they did. It was recorded in a deliberately rough and raw manner, very live. So much so that some people thought they were original recordings from tape. Adam Bulewski: “That was the definite vibe we were going for.”  The Album was very well received and immediately reached album of the week on BBC 6 Radio show “Worldwide” hosted by Gilles Peterson. Tonight’s Sunday evening show is the only concert in German speaking Switzerland and only the third concert outside of the UK. Our friend Tadiyose will be serving delicious Ethiopian food while Konzeptlos is playing some dusty and crackling African plates before the concert and maybe afterwards aswell…

Kaschemme Club/Bar, Lehenmattstrasse 353, 4052 Basel, Switzerland


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  • schoggischoggi 298 Posts
    The Scorpios are shortlisted for The Dead Albatross Music Prize 2017 (best in new british music) in association with Reel Rebels Radio!
    Here's a 3 hour Radioshow with guest Adam Bulewski from The Scorpios. Give it a listen and dive into some deep and beautiful sounds...

  • foefoe turo de la peira 196 Posts
    i dig the music, but when this adam guy starts talking about this music vs western music my head starts hurting from all the hating. can't anybody like something without hating everything else? 

  • Hey Foe. This is the Adam guy here. I don't hate western music!!? I just think a lot of it especially the english language stuff is sounding tired and generic. Best Adam. 

  • foefoe turo de la peira 196 Posts
    you have a weird way of not hating on it then.

  • A more appropriate phrase is bored with it rather than hating it. Saying that:  two bands I particularly like are Fear of the Forest ,an excellent folk band and Gonja Sufi.  

  • foefoe turo de la peira 196 Posts
    sorry, real world bullshit made me literally disconnected for a while.

    i don't care how you phrase it, if you can't lift anything up without pushing something else down then i'm not that interested in your story. that's what i got from listening to you. this is just my impression.
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