Bosque Mágico featuring Djim Radé
On our concert tour 2018 in Chad we played a concert with the singer and jazz guitarist Djim Radé.
Fascinated by his fusion of traditional African music and jazz as well as his own nuanced songs, we decided to continue this collaboration. Unfortunately, the pandemic has slowed us down a bit, we are trying to implement the project as soon as possible.
Djim Radé was born in August 1987 in Sarh/Chad. He started playing drums at the age of 4, which he himself made from cans. At the age of 8 he joined the choir of his church and later the Beraka group, where he participated in several festivals in Chad.
In 2010 Djim Radé was invited by the City of Toulouse to take part in the artistic creation of Jeune du Monde "Terre d´Universelle" and to start university studies within the partnership between Toulouse and N'Djamena. He deepened his musical knowledge and studied musicology at the Jean Jaures University and the National Conservatory of Toulouse.
These numerous experiences prompted him to found The Toh Nal Project, with which he participated in several major jazz festivals in France, Italy, Spain, Israel and Chad.
Back in Chad in 2016, he never stopped developing concepts that should improve and promote the jazz scene there, including the international jazz festival "Ronel Jazz N'Djaména", the 4th edition of which took place in N’Djaména in October 2019.
“Influences from Indian classical music, flamenco and classical music blend into
the duo's own original compositions with sometimes jazzy improvisations. A new
sound cosmos is born, and sometimes they manage to build a magic that overrides time."