NEWS

1 Dec 19

new video online ! 

The title song of the new album 

CAN YOU SMELLL THE RAIN

 (album release 13th March 2020)

9 Oct 19

tickets available for album release tour in March 2020. Book tickets now for the concert in Bonn on 5th March or Berlin (7th March). See Concerts for details

23 Juli  19

video & foto shooting for the new album. First music video will be released on 1st Dec 2019!

Feb 19

Nils Kercher´s Song „I Siga Fe Minde“ will be the soundtrack for a work created by the New York based choreographer Jennifer Archibald with the students of TCU (University in Fort Worth, Texas, School for classical and contemporary dance). It will be performed 5 times in March 2019 during the DanceTCU Spring Concert.

25 Oct 18

10Radio/Somerset plays Nils Kercher´s music in their current show called Folk, Roots and Branches (great folk music from all over the world).

DJ Jamie Robertson who visited Nils and Kira´s concert in Somerset in October comments in his radio show:  „Faboulos music, faboulos evening. I think it was just their 2nd tour in the UK, but I am sure they will be back. If you can, do catch them.“ (Folk, Roots and Branches" / 25th October)

Sept 18

Read the autumn newsletter online (in German).  Subscribe to Nils Kercher’s newsletter here

August 18

In the studio for Nils Kercher´s new album with the excellent guitar & bass player Vincent Themba Goritzki.

25 Oct 18

2 days of recording for the World BEAThoven Project, initiated by Darius Darek Roncoszek for the 250 year Beethoven anniversary: some extracts of Beethovens compositions played by instruments from all over the world, such as the West African kora or balafon, as well as Asian gongs, Arabic oud, Indian flute, etc. All these recordings will be accessible for free for DJs and producers from all over the world to create remixes... in 2019 there will be a live concert combining all these elements and musicians in Beethovens birth town, Bonn... by the way, it was quite an undertaking, but also a lot of fun to translate these melodies to West African instruments... we are curios to hear the results!

6 May 18

Music journalist Tony Gillam / UK, publishes review of Nils Kercher´s album “SUKU - Your Life is Your Poem” on his blog. The review was originally published in the renowned British music magazine SONGLINES. He writes: “...This is particularly compelling on 'Tuuli Itkee', where the insistent pulse creates an effect almost like the music of Steve Reich....offers a beautifully crafted dreamworld of shifting rhythms and many-layered voices and sounds.”

16 March 18

Newspaper “Neue Westfälische Zeitung” publishes review about the concert in Oetkerhalle / Bielefeld (live broadcasting by public German radio station WDR 3) titled “Irresistible Power”.  click on the picture to read

15 March 18

The recordings of Nils Kercher & band´s  concert in Bielefeld / Oetkerhalle, that was brodacsted live on 14th March by WDR radio, are  still online for 30 days here: WDR Medithek

11 March 18

Review by music journalist Thomas Kölsch about the concert on 11th March in Bonn. It says “the crowd is spellbound... a fascinating exotic evening filled with emotion...”   read the full review

05 March 18

the concert in Oetkerhalle / Bielefeld (live broadcasting  from 20:05 - 22:00 by public radio station WDR 3) on 14.03. is sold out.

20. Jan 18

 New concert video online: Nils Kercher: TUULI ITKEE  filmed in the concert hall at Beethoven's birthplace

06. Jan 18

OAR Radio / Ottago, New Zealand presents Nils Kercher´s latest album and writes: “Nils Kercher is a German composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and thoroughly dedicated afrophile. His latest album is both superbly produced and musically irresistible with thorough attention also given to the promotional clip for this track from the album Suku - Your Life Is Your Poem.” (host: Alistair  Addis) Listen to the show  broadcasted on 06 Jan 2018

13 Dec 17

Latvian public radio presents 30 min of Nils Kercher´s Album SUKU-Your Life is Your Poem  Latvija Radio, LR3, show Neakademiski DJ: Dina Dūdiņa-Kurmiņa

20 Nov 17

Nils Kercher & Habib Koité in Bonn while planning the program for their mutual concert in Berlin on 28th Nov  Foto: Sabine Büttner

18. Nov 17

Public radio Radioeins / RBB Radio, radio show “Dschungelfieber” announces charity concert of Habib Koité, Nils Kercher & Awa Ly for Amref Health Africa in Berlin on 28th Nov and plays songs of their albums.    Listen & read more

22. Okt 17

 Review  on Nils Kercher´s concert  on 19 Okt 2017 in Krefeld. It says “The audience is fascinated, enthusiastic and responds with standing ovations.... the vocals transport you to wide horizons, the music starts to breathe and carries a beauty and poetry that affirms seamlessly the titel of the current album SUKU – Your Life is Your Poem...“ Link to full review by Susanne Böhling

31. Aug 17

poster for the charity concert with Malian´s superstar Habib Koité and Nils Kercher for the 60th anniverary of aid organization AMREF

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