Dirk Häfner & Janco Boy Bystron


Transcultural music and dance performance

In the Brazilian candomblé cult an archetypal pantheon connects to percussion rhythms, dance and coral singings in a unique and fascinating way. Koro contextualizes the music of candomblé with a new harmonic and sound wise environment. Samples of the original call- and response singings are placed in the centre of compositions and experience the listener the spirituality of the candomblé through a musical performance supported by digital visual art.

All songs written, arranged and performed by Dirk Häfner (guitar) and Janco Boy Bystron (percussion, synths)

Vocal samples by M. Lúcia da Silva

Dirk Häfner studied jazz guitar at the Academy of Contemporary Musik Guildford/UK and at the Musikhochschule Carl Maria von Weber Dresden. He toured with different projects in China, Brazil and throughout Europe. He is winner of the international jazz award “Burghausen” and gained a golden award as a guitarist on the very successful pop album „Immer noch Mensch“ by Tim Bendzko.

Janco Boy Bystron, studied drums and percussion at the Carl Maria von Weber Hochschule für Musik, Dresden, Germany and received a PhD in musicology. With the exposition of macro- and microstructures in musical rhythm and their embedding in sociocultural practice and ways of thinking in modern societies he contributes to a detailed reflection on motives for artistic activities.