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The shape shifting Cie 4000, beautiful weapon of mass distractions, is thrilled to announce the arrival of the last-born… A brand new crunchy troublemaker who comes to shake really hard the musical codes of the global village !

Ukandanz is back with “Kemekem”, a few months after the release of an instrumental album. The combo finds its voice back with the iconic singer Asnake Gebreyes, still gushing on millennial energies from his native Ethiopa.

Combining Ethiopian musical tradition with a contemporary and libertarian reinterpretation, Ukandanz continues its work of public utility with this new opus. With as much subtlety as savagery, the band offers a new version of the Ethiopian crunch whose it is an inestimable pioneer. The fundamental polyrhythms explode on contact with progressive rock, punk music and sound experiments of this pack tightened by years of live music. New instrumental textures stay printed from the last album recorded without Asnake Gebreyes. His come-back raises the temperature a bit more… He is an incandescent prophet of a powerful and unbridled celebration!

Line Up

Asnaké Gebreyes : lead vocal
Lionel Martin : tenor sax
Damien Cluzel : bass
Fred Escofier : keyboards
Thomas Pierre : drums


Arranged by Damien Cluzel except Endihe New Fiker by Fred Escoffier

Recorded by Lucas Garnier @ Studio La Ciergerie _ Villeurbanne

Mix & Mastering : Rémy «R3myBoy» Deliers

Cover Design : Florent Decornet

Produced by Compagnie 4000

27 january 2023
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