Santuri East Africa invited Jan Schulte (a.k.a Wolf Müller) to participate in a recording session with the Nile Project in Aswan, Egypt. The Nile Project annually gathers together master musicians from the Nile basin for a recording project that also serves as an example for cross-border collaboration. Working with individual artists from Egypt, Kenya, Sudan and Somalia, some of the results of the session are now pressed on this 12''
Clocking in at a shade over 15 minutes, A-side “Mabomba Dance” gradually layers Kasiva Mutua’s needle-sharp percussion over a deep analogue bass pulse, building into a hypnotic dancefloor workout.
The B-side sees erstwhile Owiny Sigoma Band collaborator Rapasa Nyatrapasa showcase his Nyatiti harp before delving into an almost Afrobeat-esque slice of afro-minimalism. The EP rounds off with Adel Mekha’s stellar vocals over traditional Nubian percussion.