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Kool & the Gang

Fri, 03. Nov 2017, 9.45 PM | Let's Celebrate
Event Halle Messe Basel

No disco could have survived without hits by Kool & the Gang. The former high-school band from New Jersey sold more than 70 million records with its irresistible funk-soul sound. A sound that’s ideal not only for party music: listen carefully and you’ll be surprised at how clever the song-writing is and how varied the arrangements. «Disco» has also shaped the career of Dabu Fantastic, who came to prominence on the back of albums like «Agglo Disco», «Discochugle» and «Disco Titanic». Stylistically, the band from the Zurich Oberland is also extremely versatile. Their catchy hit «Angelina» demonstrates just one nuance of their broad musical range.

Zeno van Essel

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Get Down on it
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Cherish
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Kool & the Gang

Celebration
Fri, 03. Nov 2017, 9.45 PM | Let's Celebrate
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Dabu Fantastic at BALOISE SESSION 2017
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Dabu Fantastic

Fredi
Fri, 03. Nov 2017, 8 PM | Let's Celebrate
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Dabu Fantastic

Min Ort
Fri, 03. Nov 2017, 8 PM | Let's Celebrate
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Dabu Fantastic

Angelina
Fri, 03. Nov 2017, 8 PM | Let's Celebrate
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  1. Kool & the Gang - Get Down on it

    Kool & the Gang at BALOISE SESSION 2017
  2. Kool & the Gang - Cherish

    Kool & the Gang at BALOISE SESSION 2017
  3. Kool & the Gang - Celebration

  4. Dabu Fantastic - Fredi

    Dabu Fantastic at BALOISE SESSION 2017
  5. Dabu Fantastic - Min Ort

    Dabu Fantastic at BALOISE SESSION 2017
  6. Dabu Fantastic - Angelina

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Kool & the Gang

Get Down on it
Fri, 03. Nov 2017, 9.45 PM | Let's Celebrate
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Kool & the Gang

Cherish
Fri, 03. Nov 2017, 9.45 PM | Let's Celebrate
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Kool & the Gang

Celebration
Fri, 03. Nov 2017, 9.45 PM | Let's Celebrate
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Dabu Fantastic at BALOISE SESSION 2017
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Dabu Fantastic

Fredi
Fri, 03. Nov 2017, 8 PM | Let's Celebrate
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Dabu Fantastic at BALOISE SESSION 2017
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Dabu Fantastic

Min Ort
Fri, 03. Nov 2017, 8 PM | Let's Celebrate
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Dabu Fantastic

Angelina
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  1. Kool & the Gang - Get Down on it

    Kool & the Gang at BALOISE SESSION 2017
  2. Kool & the Gang - Cherish

    Kool & the Gang at BALOISE SESSION 2017
  3. Kool & the Gang - Celebration

  4. Dabu Fantastic - Fredi

    Dabu Fantastic at BALOISE SESSION 2017
  5. Dabu Fantastic - Min Ort

    Dabu Fantastic at BALOISE SESSION 2017
  6. Dabu Fantastic - Angelina

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Dabu Fantastic
Line Up
ArtistInstrument
Robert “Kool” BellBass
George BrownKeyboard
Shawn McQuillerLead Vocals
Curtis WilliamsKeyboard
Amir BayyanGuitar
Lavell EvansVocals
Michael RayTrumpet
Jermaine BrysonTrombone
Walter AndersonVocals
Tim HortonDrums
Shelley PaulSaxophone
Tue, 05. Nov 2002, 8 PM | Roots & Funk
Festsaal Messe Basel

A programme of contrasts, but with a common denominator in relation to various facettes of Afro-American music: that’s how one could describe this evening with «Kool & the Gang» and the «unplugged» Trio of Willy DeVille. Even though the rock’n’roll gypsy DeVille originally became famous in the «New Wave» of the Seventies, he has his roots in the great tradition of the Mississippi blues à la «Muddy Waters» and New York soul à la «Ben E. King».

«Kool & the Gang» on the other hand belong to the pioneers of funk, the jazzy African-American dance and party music in the wake of master «James Brown». An evening full of emotions and forceful grooves!

Martin Schäfer

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Too Hot
Tue, 05. Nov 2002, 8 PM | Roots & Funk
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Heaven Stood Still
Tue, 05. Nov 2002, 9.45 PM | Roots & Funk
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Too Hot
Tue, 05. Nov 2002, 8 PM | Roots & Funk
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Heaven Stood Still
Tue, 05. Nov 2002, 9.45 PM | Roots & Funk
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    Willy DeVille Trio at BALOISE SESSION 2002

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Willy DeVille Trio
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