Ikarai plays MUHAMMAD

The Rumble in the Jungle in Concert

The stage is transformed into a boxing ring. The ensemble Ikarai takes the audience
into the tale of the boxing legend Muhammad Ali and his legendary Rumble in the Jungle.

A daring fight between jazz, classical music and audio samples
of Ali’s famous Rumble in the Jungle and his charismatic speeches.

Ikarai plays MUHAMMAD live @ the BIMHUIS, Amsterdam

The epic fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in 1974 in Kinshasa, Zaïre, the Rumble in the Jungle, is a perfect fit to be given a musical score: rhythmic, gracious, honest but with heavy blows.

"The ensemble is at ease within all musical styles and escapes genre-fication in a pleasant manner." - NRC Handelsblad, Dutch national newspaper

"A Journey I can recommend to anyone who listens to real music."
- Tijl Beckand, Dutch TV-Presenter

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Minimum required stage surface: 5 * 5 meter (15 * 15 feet).

The boxing ring is provided by Ikarai and is easily set up.

A piano is needed.