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Thursday 09.02.202380 DKK

Ipek Yolu + Ba Balance

Saz, surf guitar and groovy African percussion

ALICE will open Vinterjazz 2023 with a magnificent double concert. Ipek Yolu, who includes members from bands such as Hudna, Junglelyd, Sorten Muld and AddisAbabaBand, spins a magical silk road of saz, funk and surf guitar. The Danish-Gambian duo Ba Balance, consisting of guitarist Preben Carlsen and percussionist Sal Dibba, offers electric desert guitar, catchy riffs and groovy African percussion.

Ipek Yolu
Ipek Yolu is the Turkisk name for the Silk Road, which used to connect cultures all around the globe – and that is exactly what this group attempts to do. Heavy electro cumbia grooves, saz riffs and surf guitar melts together in a multicultural orgy of South American rhythms, Anatolian folk and 60s psych rock. This kaleidoscopic mix is presented by musicians from bands such as Hudna, Junglelyd, Sorten Muld and AddisAbabaBand. Ipek Yolu has played fantastic shows at ALICE and Roskilde Festival 2022. With members Orhan Özgur (saz), Olaf Brinch (bass), Frederik Emil Bülow (drums) and Malthe Jepsen (keys), the group is more swinging and funky than ever before. We’re looking forward to letting their tropical, Anatolian tunes fill ALICE på Stairway at the Vinterjazz opening.

Ba Balance
Ba Balance’s expressions range from dusty sub-Saharan moods over cinematic landscapes to dance-friendly grooves and wild soli. On their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Around the Crocodile Pond’ (One World Records, 2020), the two old friends interpret ten instrumental tracks by Preben Carlsen. The repertoire reflects Carlsen’s curiosity and many musical journeys to the African continent and at the same time experiments with elements of acid rock, jazz and blues. All the glory is served in a challenging interplay with co-conspirator, longtime colleague and percussion virtuoso Sal Dibba. Carlsen & Dibba have each played with a multitude of world stars. In Denmark, they are probably best known for their long-standing collaboration with Dawda Jobarteh and Moussa Diallo.

The concerts are a part of Vinterjazz 2023 – a nationwide festival taking place between February 2.-26. More info via

ALICE at Stairway
While the concert hall at Nørre Allé 7 is getting a new ventilation system, ALICE is moving into the music venue Stairway in Vanløse on January 1. 2023.

Thursday 09.02.2023
Venue: Stairway
Doors at: 19:00
Concert at: 20:00
Price: 80 DKK incl. fee

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