Muito Kaballa Power Ensemble, also known as the project by Niklas Mündemann, started out as a one-man show on the streets and quickly gained attention through his loopstation performances.
After the recording of the first album 'Everything Is Broke' on German label Switchstance Recordings, Niklas Mündemann wanted to move away from the entertainer image and explore new musical ideas. When he met musician Jan Janzen, the two instantly decided to create a band and take the project to the next level on their 2nd album 'Mamari', released in May 2021 on Rebel Up records.
The band now consists of members Nora Beisel on vocals, André van der Heide on drums, Leonard Gaab on percusscions, Marie Tjong-Ayong on trumpet and flugelhorn (replaced recently with Lilli Thomas on trumpet), Till Weise on bass, Benjamin Schneider on guitar, Tim von Malotki on baritone sax, Jan Janzen on keys and Niklas Mündemann on tenor sax, flute and synthesizer.
The result is a jazz album that brims with afrobeat, afro-cuban and funk influences and current activist thoughts on social equality, racial politics, climate change and more, all through the voices & bodies of this young ensemble.
Kunstverein Familie Montez