Thursday _30.05.24160 DKK + fee

Chuquimamani-Condori + Xenia Xamanek HN/DK/NIC

Traditional drum rhythms, colorful synths, and ecstatic noise blend into a boundary-dissolving music with political undertones

Chuquimamani-Condori (Elysia Crampton Chuquimia) merges traditional drum music and ceremonial music from their Pakajaqueño heritage with harsh, colorful synths, and ecstatic noise into a spiritual and boundary-liquefying music with political undertones. In May, they will perform a concert at ALICE, bringing along their new album “DJ E”. Danish-Honduran Xenia Xamanek will open the evening with their multifaceted electronic sound collages, weaving threads of reggaeton, pop, and noise.

In their music, the artist and musician Chuquimamani-Condori merge harsh, colorful synthesizers and noise with traditional drum music and ceremonial music from the Pakajaqi nation of the Aymara people – the indigenous people of the highlands of the Andes Mountains. On the one hand, Chuquimamani-Condori’s sound is contemporary in its boundary-liquefying and form-dissolving nature, while also being spiritual and rooted in ancient traditions, prompting listeners to connect the music with the recreation of the cacophony of the first dawn, stargazing, making bonfires, deeply encouraging and human music – and at the same time – astonishing in its unreserved emotional vulnerability and raw, chaotic, even violently noisy.

Chuquimamani-Condori has previously released music as Elysia Crampton Chuquimia, who by the way performed a fantastic concert at ALICE in 2018. Common to the works of the artist is that it gives sonic shape to the resistance and survival of the Aymara people, as well as a queer political perspective on the struggle of indigenous peoples. Recent works by Chuquimamani-Condori include Rayo Mix (2022), Across the Policed World: A Transnocturnal Huayño (2022), and Amaru’s Tongue: Daughter (2021), a collaborative work with Joshua Chuquimia Crampton. They also continue to collaborate with AIM SoCal, the Southern California chapter of the American Indian Movement (founded in 1968). Not least, Chuquimamani-Condori is current with the excellent album “DJ E,” released in November 2023.

Xenia Xamanek
With their distinctive approach and eternal curiosity, the multidisciplinary artist Xenia Xamanek has created a personal and comprehensive sonic universe in constant transformation. Xamanek’s musical productions, as well as their live performances and DJ sets, embrace unpredictable sounds and genre-fluid expressions in songs and collages with threads of reggaeton and neoperreo, art music, pop, and noise. The fleeting aesthetics and shifting emotions in Xenia Xamanek’s electronic percussive soundscapes, hard-hitting beats, and heartfelt songs create new connections and evoke new utopias.

Xenia Xamanek is known for captivating audiences with their performative and mesmerizing live shows and has been involved in numerous collaborations over the years, both in music, site-specific sound art, audiovisual performances, and as a co-founder of the music platform and label UUMPHFF music. Xamanek’s latest release “DELIRIO REAL” (2021) manifests their contrasting artistic approach, where there is room for the full spectrum of emotions while their Danish/Honduran/Nicaraguan roots remain a structure. Here, personal narratives, upbringing, and familial connections are expressed combined with imagined worlds and characters in the music. This evening, Xenia Xamanek will perform alone with unpublished material.

ALICE at Stairway
While our concert hall at Nørre Allé 7 is being renovated, ALICE is temporarily housed at Stairway in Vanløse.

Thursday _30.05.24
Venue: Stairway
Doors at: 19:00
Concert at: 20:00
Price: 160 DKK + fee

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