Sunday, 07.05.2023 19:00 

Award-winning South Korean jazz singer Song Yi Jeon joins on stage for a cultural journey and exchange with the Coletivo Raizes do Samba, a band representing authentic music from Brazil.

One can expect to hear samba rhythms mixed with traditional Korean songs mixed and jazz elements.

Hailing from South Korea, Song Yi Jeon is a singer and composer who deftly combines modern jazz harmony and
odd time signatures with singable melodies that instantly catch the ear of the listener.

Song Yi made her Blue Note debut in New York to great acclaim for her mini album release in early 2015, and in 2018 she released her first album Movement of Lives with her Quintet, featuring Vitor Goncalves,
Kenji Herbert, Peter Slavov, Jongkuk Kim and Rogerio Boccato.

She was recently selected to be part of Rolex Arts Initiative Mentor & Protége 23-24, and as a Music
Protégé she will be working closely with five-time Grammy Winner Ms Dianne Reeves.

The Coletivo is a long-standing movement that grew out of an amalgamation of generations of musicians and samba lovers in the city of Basel. 

There are many aspects that make samba more than just a rhythm in Brazilian music. It is a
centenary culture passed down from generation to generation,
which is still reinvented today through musicians and researchers
who seek to keep it always alive and current.

Coletivo Raízes do Samba is part of this context, seeking to develop
this language through a research of composers and works incorporating new arrangements.