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Fr, 23. November 2018

Spelteriniweg 4
6005 Luzern

Danitsa, M'Ghadi

Konzert. Hip-Hop, Soul, Funk, Ska
041 369 81 00
Spelteriniweg 4
6005 Luzern

Danitsa was born in Paris into a family where music always had a predominant role. Since the age of 10, she records vocals onto her father’s compositions. It is from the latter, whose stage name is Skankytone that Danitsa inherits her interest for Jamaica, an island she will visit many times later. Through her mother, she discovers Soul, Funk and Hip-Hop. It is at the crossroad of these influences that she develops her own style, somewhere between the Reggae of John

Holt  and Horace Andy and the Soul of Curtis Mayfield, Queen Latifah, and  Erykah Badu. In 2006, Danitsa moves to Geneva, where she meets the  collective Little Lion Sound (composed of Nicolas Meury and Jannali  Littman), with whom she starts recording so-called dubplates, meaning  tracks exclusively recorded for DJs. After a few concerts and the  positive reception of the tracks featuring her vocals, she releases her  first mixtape (a selection of tracks recorded over a preexisting  arrangement), named “Five Flags” in 2008. It is this way that she meets  several artists from Geneva and Paris, such as Unconito and XLR, with  whom she collaborates, and the rapper Di-Meh, who invites her to join  him on “Good Coffee”. The track is very well received in Colombia,  Mexico, and Argentina. Her second major project, the EP “Breakfast”, is  produced from 2014 to 2015 by Jihelcee Records, a label founded by  Darryl Zeuja of the French Hip-Hop group 1995. On “Breakfast” Danitsa  shows us her wide range of style, moving freely between old school  Hip-Hop and sweet Soul, and an improved quality of lyrics. Eager to move  on to a new musical experience after the aforementioned DJ  collaborations, she decides to work with seven stage musicians and form a  live band with which she is offered a week-long residency at the  cultural space L’Abri

(Geneva) in June 2016. On this project, Danitsa presents tracks from her EP “Breakfast”, which are played live by the band. This collaboration gives birth to new live performed tracks, which are then released on the EP “Shelter” in September  2016. At only 22 years, Danitsa has performed at the Usine in Geneva,  the Undertown, the Arena, the Uptown, the Traverse, the Salle du  Faubourg, the Fêtes de Genève, the Fête de la Musique, the Halle W, the  Salle des Fêtes in Thônex and, outside of Geneva, in Lausanne, at the Montreux Jazz Festival, in Paris, Nantes, Bodeaux, Annecy, San Sebastian in Spain  and in Croatia. Danitsa has been invited on Léman Bleu, Couleur 3,  Rouge FM, and has been nominated at the Victoires du Reggae  2016 in the category “Révélation de l’année” (discovery of the year) and  has successfully passed castings for The Voice (UK). She has also  opened for Lady Leshurr (UK). A few months ago, Clique publishes an  article about her, calling her “the Swiss successor of Lauryn Hill”. She  has also been mentioned in an interview by Konbini as part of the “New  wave of Swiss Hip-Hop artists”


Moshpits, ganz  viel Liebe und Schweiss, der von der Decke tropft: Wenn M'Ghadi auftritt, ist der Muskelkater am nächsten Tag vorprogrammiert. Jetzt  schicken sich die acht Luzerner an, mit ihrer zweiten EP die ganze  Schweiz in ihren Bann zu ziehen.

M’Ghadi bringt gewohnt abwechslungsreichen  Sound, nahtlos wird von ruhigen Piano- Instrumentals über  Doubletime-Bars zu melancholischen Bläser-Parts gewechselt. Genauso  breit ist die Themenpalette: Gesellschafts- und Selbstkritik,  enttäuschte Liebe, die Suche nach sich selbst – und ganz viel  Zuversicht, die trotz allem durchscheint.