Aka Moon est un groupe belge de jazz créé au début des années 1990
The unique place Aka Moon occupies in todays music scene is because, independently of any particular trends, they combine art with inspired musical craftsmanship. This allows the musical personalities of saxophonist and composer Fabrizio Cassol, electric bassist Michel Hatzigeorgiou and drummer Stéphane Galland to expore all kinds of musical traditions and merge them into their own musical universe. Since their first encounter with the Aka Pygmées in 1992, Aka Moon’s focus has shifted towards various different African, Indian, Maghrebian, Cuban, Arab, Afro-Amercican and European traditions.
Aka Moon juggles with polyrhythms and polyphonies like DJ’s. They slide from one phrase into another, opening up new harmonic and rhythmic paths. As a trio or in larger formations they cross over in a kaleidoscopic and elusive way, creating a whirlwind of unclassifiable, transcending and cosmic music.
Aka Moon’s virtuoso way to approach musical styles have also inspired choreographers who have invited Aka Moon to create and perfom their music within their productions.
The journeys of Aka Moon have been registered in different CD’s and projects, marking a touchstone in their musical evolution.