KENEBONDA [Austria / Italy / Nigeria] – one more Live Act for the GRIASDI 2017 Stage – now AFRICA “the forgotten Continent” is on board as well


I am happy to announce, that finally AFRICA, the mostly forgotten Continent in the Handpan Scene is now on board at the GRIASDI 2017. For all, who was at the GRIASDI 2016: RELAX friends – this one more booking was already planned. GRIASDI 2017 will not be the 2nd “WOODSTOCK of HANDPAN” like the last years edition 🙂 – and no, nobody will enter the stage at 6:10 to perform like last year (thx MATSUMOTO ZOKU again, and again 😉 ).

All will be more shanti at GRIASDI 2017, more professional – and you will see – EVEN MORE HARMONIC MAGIC will be inside – TRUST !

KENEBONDA  [Austria / Italy / Nigeria]

Kenebonda takes the audience on a journey into the exciting world of rhythm. Their songs include the soft sounds of handpans, ngoni and cajon as well as ecstatic rhythms on westafrican djembes, dunduns and krins. Different musical cultures and styles are mixed together into a unique sound, which invites the listener to dream and to dance.

Yela Brodesser and Daniel Giordani are two musicians and percussionists, who make music together since many years in different projects. They are living in the woods of the Austrian Waldviertel, where they compose their music and run their drummingschool Rhytmotop. Percussionmusic in many different styles is their passion.

The main source of inspiration is the westafrican djembemusic, which they studied in Guinea and Mali. On travels to India they also got a glimpse of indian rhythmic such as tabla, mrindangam and kanjira. The discovery of the handpan added a new dimension to their music, which is represented in their new album “Earthsound Grooves”.

For the show on the Griasdi Gathering they get support from the Nigerian singer MC Coalman, a well known artist in the Viennese Reggae-Scene and Markus Lukestik with flute, handpan and didgeridoo.