Esinam Dogbatse (flute, voice, synths, loops)
FULL BAND: Pablo Casella (guitars) | Axel Gilain (el. bass, double bass, MOOG) | Martin Méreau (drums)
Esinam Dogbatse is a Belgian-Ghanaian multi-instrumentalist based in Brussels. With her artist moniker ESINAM, she creates a musical world of her own, filled with rhythms, grooves, melodies and loops.
Solely carried away by sound, ESINAM succeeds in blending her soulful voice with traditional African percussion, adding here and there some electronic influences combined with sensible melodies and flute improvisations. Her compositions carry traces from numerous geographical, cultural and musical influences, which she collected from her personal history and through various travels, encounters, tours and collaborations.
Her debut album 'Shapes in Twilights of Infinity' (2021, W.E.R.F. Records) finds a balance between the acoustic and electronic, between the future and ancestral. The songs are deeply rooted in grooves and global sounds, at the same time composed and spontaneously evolving, always filled with a strong musical feeling. Traces of house, triphop and hip-hop intertwine with tones from traditionals, blues and psychedelica.
After starting her solo career as a “one woman band” – sampling and looping all instruments herself to build her tracks, with a first EP released in 2018 via Sdban Ultra – she quickly invited other musicians to join her in order to have a full live band. Still performing with both her solo and band set-up, ESINAM always unveils herself by orchestrating an authentic music full of poetry, with rhythms and melodies that make her a unique voice in today’s jazz-and-beyond scene, leaving no listener untouched.