In Scene Report, musicians from all over the globe fill us in on what’s going on sonically in their hometowns. This week Zun Zun Egui gives the scoop on Bristol, UK.

The Bristol music scene is nowadays impossible to define. It has gone through a lot of transformation in the past 20 years. But the predominant type of sound has to be things related to dance. Musical visionary Evan Parker is from Bristol as well as drummer extraordinaire Bob Helson, who is closely associated with the European free-jazz movement. Also there are a lot of people keen on African music in Bristol. The summer school Tribe Of Doris has succeeded in opening the doors of African percussion, dance and music to Bristolians for nearly two decades now. Bands like Helele, led by Cameroonian Alphonse Daudet Touna, have influenced a lot of local players in Bristol. Moreover, this city would not be half as interesting as it is without mentioning the incredible influence that reggae, dancehall and dub have had on musicians here.

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