• In Chamber Groove through South Africa. The title “Ukuba noma Unkungabi”points to South Africa, where Pili Pili had already found new musical nourishment in 1999 when the band cooperated with the Phikelela Sakhula Zulu Choir. It was that ensemble which brought forth the singer Smangele Khumalo, Pili Pili’s lead voice on the new CD. Otherwise the new constellation has a different sound, mood, and  more chamber-music-like style.

     
  • 40 pages book with photos, stories and interviews in English and German about the 20 years of PILI PILI

  • This album is a limited double CD edition  celebrating Pili Pili’s 20th jubilee. The first CD contains a best of-compilation and on the second CD there is a new (2003) version of the dance hit “Pili Pili” and some unreleased live recordings. In addition to the album itself, a book comes to visually support your musical enjoyment.   THE ALBUM IS SOLD OUT !

  • The 2002 release of Pili Pili is dedicated to the legendary city of  Timbuktu in Mali. All of the 12 ballads with modern sounds give a new picture of the ensemble’s music and build on a musical trip through the city that is nowadays forgotten by the tourists. However forgotten the place is, Pili Pili’s journey reeks of the memories of  a caravan trade centre on the edge of the vast desert in West Africa.

  • Nomansland

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    “Nomansland” tells a very personal story of slavery from the point of view of the African victims. Men, women and children speak of the terrible events and their consequences: imprisonment, separation, longing, homesickness, hope, resistance and finally the conscious resolution not to pity oneself but to set out to live the future. African and European musicians alike have participated in this production.

  • Best of …

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    The “Best of” album is a CD full of punchy Pili Pili hits that includes the world hit “Pili Pili” which gave the group its name. Listening to this CD will mean rediscovery of the familiar for some and new discovery of the surprising for others. However, in either case, the arrangement of the titles goes into making the experience one of pure pleasure.

  • This album comes as a result of Jasper Van’t Hof”s first collaboration with South African musicians. Having discovered the young Zulu choir Phikelela Sakhula in Durban, Van’t Hof made recordings with them and invited them to Europe for a concert tour.

  • The album represents the debut of the HotLips band. Mirroring the experience gained in group projects such as Pork Pie and Eyeball, the result is both a review of the past and a glimpse of the future – a kind of fusion of “modern composing”. The charm of the new constellation lies in the electro-acoustic design of the concept. Powerful and sophisticated passages for brass are enhanced by lyrical, challenging solos and funk.

  • Hoomba Hoomba

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  • This album marks the last of a series of CDs  to come about spontaneously and nearly by chance. It was recorded during the tour in January 1995 and comprises more jazzy grooves. Pili Pili defines its own standard of jazz: raw, personal, stubborn, always inspired by rhythm and groove, fantastic for dancing.

  • Boogaloo

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    "Boogaloo - a soundtrack for rotating bodies"

  • The Dutch pianist Jasper van't Hof successfully merges European Jazz, fusion and various elements of African music.