spitting chamber music – a project circling around the power of spoken words and how hip-hop/ rap – artists are approaching political, philosophical or social topics. Inspired by one of the most well-known and legendary collectives – Wu-Tang Clan and their album Chamber Music, we developed new material based on snippets, ideas and songs of our featured artists, creating a new sound and exploring the possibilities and borders of our acoustic, mostly classical instruments joining forces with samples and beats.
Think “hip-hop unplugged” meets chamber music.
Our featured artists were Käptn Peng from Berlin and powerful wonder-woman Malikah, the queen of Arabic hip-hop, Inna Modja from Mali, who impressed us a lot with her newest album Hotel Bamako and lastly, we’ve also just added Naeem to our list, who performs as Spank Rock and who we got to know at Michelberger Music in 2016. He just released a single with our friends from Polica, check it out here.
The project was funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and developed in a collaboration with Kunstfestspiele Herrenhausen and Cologne’s Acht-Brücken- Festival, and next to perform in Cologne and Hannover, we were also part of X-Jazz Berlin.
NDR Kultur was so kind to videotape the complete concert in Hannover and here are some video-snippets we love a lot!
s t a r g a z e – spitting chamber music: Malikah – Bel Zaleh // Kalimah
s t a r g a z e – spitting chamber music: Malikah – Holla
s t a r g a z e – spitting chamber music: Spank Rock – Messiaen
s t a r g a z e – spitting chamber music: Spank Rock – Black Midi Suite, Part 5
s t a r g a z e – spitting chamber music: Inna Modja – Kuma
s t a r g a z e – spitting chamber music: Inna Modja – Water
s t a r g a z e – spitting chamber music: Inna Modja – I Rise