Ifa y Xango
Ifa y Xango is a contemporary jazz ensemble based in Brussels and Antwerp. The name refers to two dualities in afro-latino religion. Ifa represents traditional knowledge and wisdom while Xango refers to fire, dance and passion. These two sides of the same coin are represented in their music as well. .
Ifa y Xango’s original compositions are often interpolated with heavily improvised parts. Composed parts from the different instruments get moved around the ensemble to ensure a unique performance every time Ifa y Xango gathers. The ensemble’s music is typified by orchestral soundscape explorations, rhythmic complex structures and collectively improvised passages