Xu Fengxia (China) guzheng, sanxian, voice
What Xu Fengxia and Lucas Niggli, both highly authentic just being the personalities they are, draw on their respective musical world eludes every categorisation. They open their hearts and advance into uncharted territory of the unheard – their very own music. Black Lotos as a „pure crossbreed“ of world music, as a perfect but completely untypical crossover of musical globalisation. The real and medial possibilities give us songs from different times, from all continents and make music of almost every provenience available. This is great. People from the most distant places meet. The amalgamation and overlapping of different cultures in music fascinates us and lead us to ever new levels.
Xu Fengxia can accompany Niggli`s drums by replacing a complete rhythm section playing wild jazz. Piano, bass and drums seem to present although Xu only plays one instrument at a time.