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Maya Likembe & Combo

Spirituality is the beginning

neimënster

Maya Likembe brings together the names of an Indian goddess of creation, an ancient Mesoamerican civilisation and an African instrument. Moreover, it’s the name of the band created by the Luxemburgish singer-songwriter and composer Mary-Ann Meiers. While firmly rooted in the jazz tradition, her music and voice are influenced by Latin, African and soul vibes. The project has come to life through the collaboration of musicians from diverse cultural horizons. Their first release was the single Ardent traveler recorded in Luxemburg and the United States. They also released three live songs and an interview recorded during one of the Rocklabsessions, at the Rockhal concert hall in Belval.

Their latest recording project is an EP called “Spirituality is the beginning”. It brings together arrangements by the Brazilian pianist Willian Fernandes de Souza, the French jazz contrabassist Laurent Payfert, the French jazz pianist and guitarist Pierre Brouant, the Indian percussionist Amit Ravindra Dhuri and the Luxemburgish percussionist and vibraphonist Thibault Engel.

Maya Likembe réunit les noms d’une déesse indienne de la création, d’une ancienne civilisation mésoaméricaine et d’un instrument africain. C’est aussi le nom du groupe créé par l’auteur-compositeur-interprète luxembourgeoise Mary-Ann Meiers. Bien que fermement ancrées dans la tradition du jazz, sa musique et sa voix sont influencées par les vibrations latines, africaines et soul. Le projet a vu le jour grâce à la collaboration de musiciens issus de divers horizons culturels. Leur première sortie a été le single Ardent traveler enregistré au Luxembourg et aux États-Unis. Ils ont également sorti trois chansons live et une interview enregistrée lors d’une des Rocklabsessions, à la salle de concert Rockhal à Belval.

Leur dernier projet d’enregistrement est un EP intitulé “Spirituality is the beginning”. Il rassemble des arrangements du pianiste brésilien Willian Fernandes de Souza, du contrebassiste de jazz français Laurent Payfert, du pianiste et guitariste de jazz français Pierre Brouant, du percussionniste indien Amit Ravindra Dhuri et du percussionniste et vibraphoniste luxembourgeois Thibault Engel.

Maya Likembe brings together the names of an Indian goddess of creation, an ancient Mesoamerican civilisation and an African instrument. Moreover, it’s the name of the band created by the Luxemburgish singer-songwriter and composer Mary-Ann Meiers. While firmly rooted in the jazz tradition, her music and voice are influenced by Latin, African and soul vibes. The project has come to life through the collaboration of musicians from diverse cultural horizons. Their first release was the single Ardent traveler recorded in Luxemburg and the United States. They also released three live songs and an interview recorded during one of the Rocklabsessions, at the Rockhal concert hall in Belval. Their latest recording project is an EP called "Spirituality is the beginning". It brings together arrangements by the Brazilian pianist Willian Fernandes de Souza, the French jazz contrabassist Laurent Payfert, the French jazz pianist and guitarist Pierre Brouant, the Indian percussionist Amit Ravindra Dhuri and the Luxemburgish percussionist and vibraphonist Thibault Engel.
Main organiser

neimënster

Line-up

Mary-Ann Meiers – vocals

Willian Fernandes de Souza – piano

Pierre Brouant – guitare

Pasquale Massaro – basse

Frank Hammerlé – batterie

Amit Ravindra Dhuri – percussions

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