Lucas van Merwijk's Music Machine & Manou Gallo new show - Afro Jazz -
VIDEO MESSAGE from Lucas van Merwijk's Music Machine & Manou Gallo while in the Tam Tam Studio working on new material for their upcoming shows
Van Merwijk’s Music Machine & Manou Gallo
Afro Jazz Drummer Lucas van Merwijk and Manou Gallo are preparing new recordings and repertoire for their upcoming shows. During their now 5 year collaboration they have performed and toured frequently in North America, Africa and Europe.
MANOU GALLO has been making music since early childhood. As a little girl, she surprised everybody by starting with percussion, instruments normally exclusively played by the men of the Djiboi people. After switching to the bass, one of Ivory Coasts most famous musicians Marcelin Yacé took her as a protégée and under his guidance she started working on her professional career. Zap Mama's manager heard her play the bass and invited her to do audition in Brussels. After 6 years Zap Mama she started working on her solo career, using Brussels as her home base now.
The Volkskrant: Van Merwijks Music Machine with Manou Gallo, the undisputed highlight of four days Africa Festival.
LUCAS VAN MERWIJK drummer, percussionist and bandleader. Lucas has been at the forefront of the European jazz, latin and percussion scene for 30 years. He was elected 'Best Jazz & Fusion drummer' in the Benelux countries by the readers of De Slagwerkkrant many times running between the years 1993 till 2015 and has won the prestigious Global Act Award 2010 for his work in the World Music field.
Van Merwijk’s Music Machine with Manou Gallo
OPEN FOR DATES NOW!
LINE UP Lucas van Merwijk • Drums Manou Gallo • Bass Ed Verhoeff • Guitars Marc Bischoff • Keys
Juan 'Bulu'Viloria • Percussion
OPEN FOR DATES NOW! For bookings contact: Roosje den Hertog