TROMP 2022: Opening concert by Jungle by Night

Sat 12 Nov ’22 21:00 uur
Sat 12 Nov ’22
21:00 uur
  • Sat 12 Nov ’22
    21:00 uur
    Main Hall

For more than ten years, Jungle by Night has been heating up dancefloors with their cross-cutting music at over 600 festivals and stages in 34 countries. The nine-headed instrumental collective released six albums putting the language of their analog instruments first, making people dance on rhythms and grooves inspired by krautrock, dance, jazz and funk. With its unique sound, Jungle by Night plays for any crowd: from jazz, to pop and from dance to hip hop.

It all started back in 2009, when a group of friends and family members from Amsterdam got together with a penchant for the same music. They formed a band in which not the vocals are centre, but the interplay between their horns, percussion, and chords. Artists such as the Budos Band (with members of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings), Mulatu Astatke, Fela Kuti and el michael’s affair were sources of inspiration. Soon after their first concert, the band got picked up by radio, national tv and several festivals in the Netherlands. From here on, their combined taste and untamable hunger for music led the way.

The corona crisis wiped an agenda full of shows clean. To keep the spirits high, the band released an album with Live Recordings of their previous tour. As part of the ‘new normal’ they gave an exclusive live stream concert at Paradiso Amsterdam. Jungle by Night didn’t sit still and worked hard to find new ways of creating music from home. On 11 September, one of their newly created singles was released; Unlimited Love. In spring of 2021, Jungle by Night performed a number of Fieldlab-concerts in preparation for their autumn tour to celebrate the release of their upcoming album ‘Algorhythm’. Now that the clubs and festivals reopened, the band is ready to take live music to a new level.

Special guest: AGOSTINHO SEQUEIRA, winner of the International TROMP Percussion Competition 2022.

Toptalenten aan de slag!

Theo Tromp riep in 1971 de TROMP Biënnale in het leven, omdat hij van mening was dat jonge musici te weinig kansen kregen hun talenten te presenteren en ontplooien. Ruim vijftig jaar later is het concours uitgegroeid tot het enige concours voor solo-slagwerk ter wereld: een bijzondere instrumentgroep die steeds meer aandacht vraagt én krijgt.

Het Festival dat tegelijk met het Concours plaatsvindt, biedt een speelmogelijkheid voor jong talent naast gerenommeerde internationale spelers en laat vele verschijningsvormen van slagwerk zien. TROMP Percussion Eindhoven blijft volgt zo nog steeds de oorspronkelijke idealen van zijn oprichter en creëert kansen en een podium voor jonge slagwerkers uit de hele wereld.