An African Fula sound in a distinct European twist! A scintillating crossover embracing the globe and celebrate life in a fresh sound. After years of dynamic and spirited playing it has come to an end in 2016.
Mark Lotz & A Fula's Call
Mark Alban Lotz teams up with singer Omar Ka who belongs to the West African nomadic tribe of the Fula. His lyrics speak of the life and culture of the nomadic tribe of the Fulani. His 'A Fula's Call' present a unique cross-over with Fula Music in a new 'EurAfrican' sound. A creative group of musicians with a diversity of cultural backgrounds. Ka with roots in the Niger, Afra Mussawisade (percussion) and flutist Mark form the pounding hart of 'A Fula's Call' next to the fresh Boy Edgar prizewinner Jeroen van Vliet (piano & keys) and Bao Sissoko (cora). A new CD was recorded in Dakar still waiting to be published, featuring many many great guest artists.
We are shocked and very sad about the sudden death of master Fula guitarist Abu Dijgo. He joined us during our two China Tours (2015 & 2016). R.I.P Grand Freré.
slideshow China 2016 (double click foto to start)
slideshow China 2015 (double click foto to start)
slideshow Dakar recordings (click foto to open and start)
Having emerged out of the 'Music World: Series (2006) – Mark Lotz & 'A Fula’s Call' subsequently hit the road with wheels spinning on tours in the East followed soon after by the CD release of: Mark Lotz Meets Omar Ka, LIINGU (2008). Tours in Holland, Ukraine, Moldavia, Russia, Bulgaria, Egypt and China. Collaborated with the Euregio Wind, Brass and Percussion Orchestra and performed with illustrious guest like Tibetan Nightingale Namgyal Lhamo, Senegalese water activist Abu Thiam, Fula Master guitar player Abu Dijgo or cello virtuoso Ernst Reijseger.
slideshow press (click foto to open)
slideshow on the road (click foto to open and start)
Omar Ka (Senegal) – vocals, guitar, African violin
Mark Alban Lotz (Germany) – piccolo, bamboo-, concert-, alto-, bass and contra bass flutes
Jeroen van Vliet (Netherlands) – piano, fender rhodes, laptop
Bao Sissoko (Senegal) – cora
Afra Mussawisade (Iran) – percussion set
Malam Mix Malam Mix (excerpt)
There Is Beauty IN THe Dark Out There There Is Beauty In The Dark Out There (excerpt)
Lambeh Lambeh (excerpt)
Goureh Goureh/mWPm (excerpt)
Balal Slow Balal Slow (excerpt)
Punjabi Punjabi (excerpt)
video recording our very first performance with our new line up
Guests A Fula's Call performed with
slideshow (double click foto to start slideshow)
short footage of our performance at OCT – Loft Festival Shenzen, China 2015
video concert registration of the song Bihag Track
“The discovery of the 5’th International Ethno-Jazz Festival of Chisnau.” (Muzykalnaya Europa, Moskow)
“The uncontested highlight of the Music: World Series concerts thus far!” (Cultuurpodium, The Netherlands)
“The band’s harmonious, soulful melodies captivate and their more upbeat tunes may get you shaking. What’s for sure is that their musical blend of jazz with African tunes are in perfect harmony — as the group itself seemed to be.” (Al Masry Al Youm, Cairo)
“Harmony that transcends boundaries. Some 21st-century convivencia was on display … .” (Financial Times, London)
‘Together the collective passed tunes worthy of an Oscar-winning soundtrack.’ (HubHao, Dongguang)
more press on concerts of A Fula’s Call