Jimi Tenor

Jimi Tenor

[PT]Espírito realmente curioso e arrojado, Jimi Tenor é cidadão finlandês faz agora 53 anos. Está no nascimento da crucial Säkhö, que com amigos como Mika Vainio redesenhou o que seria o underground neo-futurista de Helsínquia. Anda nisto há muito, entre esse seu selo, a Kitty-Yo ou a Warp, e ajudou a derreter fronteiras de vocabulário musical e social.
Trabalha em canção ocidental pop, ritmos africanos, electrónica e acústica, canção e paisagem abstracta, mas no fundo fica a ideia que ele é um frontman de olhos postos no que pode ser. Trabalhou com Tony Allen (esse mesmo, o baterista de Fela Kuti) e variadíssimos outros, e já este ano edita um disco completamente pirata, ‘Order of Nothingness’, em que mistura sopros transcontinentais com polirritmias vindas de todos os cantos do globo. Um passarinho existencialista, com muitas faces, mas que dá a cara pelo que der e vier sempre em procura de uma coisa nova que lhe dê pica.

[EN]Jimi Tenor, truly an inquisitive and bold spirit if there ever was one, has been a Finnish citizen for 53 years. He's helped birth Säkhö, alongside friends such as Mika Vainio, which shaped what would come to be Helsinki’s neo-futurist underground scene. He's been around for a long time – and between that label, Kitty-Yo and Warp, he's helped dissolve countless barriers of musical and social vocabularies.
He melds western pop song, African rhythms, electronic and acoustic sounds, song and soundscape, but above all what comes across is the work of a frontman with his eyes set on what could be.
He's worked with Tony Allen (yes, Fela Kuti's drummer) and countless others, and has just this year released a totally under the radar record – ‘Order of Nothingness’ – in which he fuses trans-continental horns with polyrhythmic textures from every corner of the globe. An existentialist little-bird with many faces but which owns up to whatever may come, always searching for something to keep him pumped.


Next Performances
6 October 2018 17:15 Largo do Mercado 1º Maio

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