Kangding Ray live at Siestes Electroniques, Paris, 07.07.2013
the largest museum in the world dedicated to non-Western cultures, with a collection of over 300,000 works from Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas
They offer to a select dozen musicians access to the audio collection of the museum and subsequently each artist is invited to reinterpret his explorations with a sound piece or DJ set.
Kangding’s 45 minutes melds the sources of Inuit Throat singing (katajjaq); the vocal music of African Pygmees tribes from Gabon, North Congo, and the Central African Republic; Indian Tabla lessons (Mnemonic syllables) and Zhosa polyphonic voices from South Africa into tribal rhythms, glitches, thuds and all told a quite fantastic listen.
Kangding Ray recorded live at Siestes Electroniques, Paris, 07/07/2013