The symbiosis between virtuoso musicians with varied backgrounds and influences.

The stunning interplay between sound and movement.

SYM is the joyful collaboration between Senegalese guitarist Hervé Samb and Belgian saxophonist Nicolas Kummert, bringing together their rich and eclectic musical universes, anchored in a shared passion for African music.

Backed by Jasper Van Hulten on drums, SYM brings a vibrant fusion of jazz, rock and global influences with a touch of electronics. This unique alchemy is energised and amplified by the electrifying moves of Fatou Traoré, Yvan Bertrem and Yipoon Chiem, generating a highly contagious collective energy. 

Also featured in this project are:

HERVE SAMB, born in Dakar, living in Paris, is the charismatic virtuoso guitarist that you may have heard by the sides of Amadou et Mariam, Pat Metheny, Lisa Simone, Salif Keita and many more… Whether he plays jazz, hip-hop or traditional Senegalese music, he never ceases to convince and captivate the crowds.

JASPER VAN HULTEN, Dutch drummer, is a man of many talents. He is featured in Eric Vloeimans’ electro- improv band ‘Gatecrash’ and has played alongside Tutu Puoane, Wende Snijders and Carla Bley to name but a few. 

FATOU TRAORE is a renowned dancer and choreographer, thanks to her collaborations with Alain Platel, Michèle Anne de Mey and Rosas among others. Here she will be accompanied by YVAN BERTREM and YIPOON CHIEM, dancers with multiple influences ranging from hip-hop to martial arts.

BOOKING: Kati Van De Velde -