In DUNDUMUSIK, an ensemble of musicians has come together from different genres in exactly this spirited consciousness and with a common visionto create a situation with atmosphere and sway for appreciating the music. A powerfully open, flexible sound world begins to dance, music that does not just invite DUNDU to move and shake, but also thrives with and feeds off the listeners' energy intuitively interacting with them. 

DUNDU dances in these sounds and gives them the radiance of his atmosphere. DUNDU's speed is determined by both, the music and the players' breath:in the final consequence, his movement is the merging of everyone's rhythm. DUNDU is alive.  


  • Stefan Charisius - Kora (African Harp), Gongoma (Basskalimba), and Voice
  • Martin Andersson - Bass Clarinet, Melodica and Piano
  • Matthias Schneider Hollek – Flute, Bansuri and Elektronic Music.
  • Klaus Burger - Basstuba, Trumpet, Didgeridoo, Flutes and Shells.
  • Carsten Netz - Saxophone, Flute und Elektronic Music.
  • Wolfgang Kallert - Guitars, Cymbals/Bol tibétain, Gongs.
  • Jaffer Khan – Tabla.
  • Bakary Kone – Djembe, N‘gonie, Balafon, Guitar.
  • Produced Music from >dub in a nutshell< (Sebastian Thuemmel)
  • Flo Dauner – Drumset.
  • YPSILON – Soundscapes.

By the same artist

Dundus, the Giants of Light (2014)

The Dundus are large puppets with a transparent, flexible body who stroll gently to the melodious sound of the kora, a harp from West Africa. Let them come close to you. Their almost human behavior is amazing.

In the end, Dundu, which is DU UND DU ("you and you") in phonetic German, is a metaphor for human life. Together, we can accomplish great things, and you are only one part of a whole.

They'll be waiting for you every evening during the Festival at Quai St. Antoine (near the Maréchal Juin Bridge) for two presentations at 8:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. Don't be surprised if you also cross the path of these unusual visitors on the streets of the Presqu'ile during the festivities.

In collaboration with Les Subsistances

Dundu in Lyon - Fête des Lumières from DUNDU on Vimeo.