Dymphi offers unique concerts with voice and African Kora. She invites you to relax in your seat or laying down on a mattress and listen to her playing the African Kora and singing in an ancient sound language. She performs her own creations which are based on improvisation and can be labeled as (inner) world music with a meditative atmosphere. The beautiful kora sounds and Dymphi’s warm, deep voice take you along various continents and spheres. It works like a medicine. Big chance that you feel relaxed and charged after her concert.
Dymphi can be booked as a solo artist and also in various collaborations:
- as a band with Boudine van Slobbe, Mehmet Polat, Ignas te Wiel and Freek Zwanenberg under the name Dragonfly – Ecstatic Dance Band in collaboration with Ecstatic Dance Utrecht,
- as a trio with Mehmet Polat and Sinan Arat under the name Mehmet Polat Trio.
“Dymphi was the missing puzzle piece on my event. Her beautiful voice, the special sounds of the kora, her love for music and her sparkling personality hit the people in their hearts and brought the visitors closer to themselves and each other. The event was lifted to a higher level. The whole area climbed through her, a profound contribution that was still felt for a long time.”
Romy Gharbi-Buijtenhek, event organizer & teambuilder
“You sung right into my heart and made space in every corner of it with your voice. You really took me on a journey. I felt so much softness and bliss. Thank you so!”
“What an unexpected sound, music, rhythm, singing from the heart. Felt connected. I enjoyed it very much, also of participating myself with sound. Very touched! Thank you!”
The Kora is an ancient West African harp, originally from Mali. It was invented by a woman. The instrument was discovered by men and they let it sound into the world. African kora players are named Griot’s or Jeli’s. We would call them troubadours: coaches of the leaders of the village. With their music and stories the Griot’s guide the leaders to stay in their leadership with themselves and their own feelings, to connect them with their inner source and to take decisions from that place. This background of the instrument touches me. Also with the precursor of the kora, the Kamalen N’goni which I played for some years now and which I used during voice expression and voice improvisation, I experienced music can be a great guidance to learn to hear your own voice, and to listen to your own intuition. People often know very well what they need if they dare to listen to themselves. Musical support can really help with this and adds to inner healing. The kora I play was build bij Zoumana Diarra who created it especially for the Mehmet Polat Trio in the time he was the regular kora player of the trio. Normally a kora has 21 strings but this one has 24. In an average concert of the Mehmet Polat Trio for example I play in 7 different scales.