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  • Afi Sika Kuzeawu is a togolese double bassist, vocalist, music composer, economist, journalist, actress, dancer and artistic director.

    Afi Sika’s work is focussed on the introspection and perception of inner worlds, on dealing with different borders in the inner and outer world, as well as their overcoming; and on its confrontation with outside worlds in changing spaces and times. Her artistic activity takes place around music composition, musical story telling, solo and band performances, by combining her voice, the double bass, body movement and academic analysis.

    Rhythm continually nurtures me, and sensitivity flows through my being in and out.” Afi Sika Kuzeawu

    Wonderfully memorable melodies meet sophisticated rhythms with such an inherent sense of dance that you’ll hardly notice how metrically complex they often are. A beautiful balance of heart and mind. This music feels very good to listen to. Looking forward to hearing much more from Ms Kuzeawu.” Aaron Parks

    This is a beautiful and original music that will connect all of us and give life to everything. Afi is one of the up coming new generation of musician with her own sound.” Lionel Loueke
     
    Sika is an amazing bass player and composer. Her album Nubu is just incredible. The album is very well produced and shines with sublime compositions and world class  playing. I can’t get enough listening to it. She is a complete artist who stays true to her herself and spreads pure happiness!” Peter Knoll

    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 and to dive into an introspection. 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. That leads her to start composing her own music music and to start playing the double bass, leading her to study jazz at the HKB in Bern.

    Her first album “nubu”, recorded together with drummer Flo Hufschmid and pianist Gianni Guida, are original compositions clearly reflecting her musical influences of her home country, Togo, through its rhythmical richness, that carry her through continuously changing spheres and universes. This results in bass lines that actually originate from an internal dance, from a body impulse, that make worlds from afar draw close.