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    Afi Sika Kuzeawu, who grew up in Lomé, Togo, has an academic background as an economist. It was during her job as an analyst in a trading company that she began to question her happiness. In her search for answers, she practised listening to her inner being, which made her discover a music inside of her that arose with such a clarity that she could not ignore it any more. Quitting her job, she starts playing the double bass as well as writing her own music at the age of 32. She then completed her jazz studies in 2016.

    She performs in the simultaneous combination of her voice and the double bass. Her first album “nubu”, recorded together with drummer Flo Hufschmid and pianist Gianni Guida, are compositions clearly reflecting her musical influences of her home country, Togo, through its rhythmical richness. This results in bass lines that actually originate from an internal dance, from a body impulse. The odd meters are felt in a way that creates a sophisticated, but natural music.

    As a soloist, Sika is a harmonious whole, singing and accompanying herself on the acoustic bass. A universe full of mysticism where she sings and plays her authentic being. Deeply rooted in the rhythms from all over the world together with the lyrical musicality of her voice in connection with the double bass, worlds from afar draw close. Besides performing solo, she performs with her trio,  for who she writes her music correspondingly.

    “Rhythm continually nurtures me, and sensitivity flows through.”


    “Stolz und anmutig, gepaart mit einer authentischen Verletzlichkeit. Ich empfand die Botschaft, die sie auf der Bühne als Performerin rüber brachte, als klar und kraftvoll. Sie hat es auf den Punkt gebracht.” Corinne Germann, Kulturwissenschaftlerin

    “warm, flowing compositions, highlighted by a double bass, whose sound comes along big and earthed. She brings up a soft, dreamy, grasping, and always vibrating and pulsating utopia.” Ursus Bachtaler, guitarist

    “sophisticated, but natural.” David Tixier, pianist