– Namaïga is defined as an electro-acoustic trio with a world-music tendency. Compositions halfway between played and digital music of the two...Read Biography
Namaïga is defined as an electro-acoustic trio with a world-music tendency. Compositions halfway between played and digital music of the two multi-instrumentalist Christian Berset (electric guitar, mandole, darbouka) and Christophe Oberson (beatmaker, scratching, flute) are linked to the harmonious and powerful voice of Christine Lo.
Upon her arrival in Switzerland in spring 2017, she made contact with the two musicians who were then looking for a new singer to continue the NAMAÏGA adventure started two years earlier. Rich with her experience as a lyrical singer in Taiwan and eager to experiment with more personal music, she joined the two Swiss acolytes in a more alternative style. An improbable and strong encounter that reinforces the world-music side of the band.
Detailed personal bio
Christine Lo, from Taiwan, is a polyglot singer with a classical background. Accustomed to the scene, she has sung in many big parties of the Taipei mega-city of her homeland (big events, fashion shows, luxury hotels). In 2016, she recorded a studio album of which some pieces were shot in clips. She has also composed Chinese lyric songs.
Dj Nomad has worked since the mid-90s in the alternative hip-hop and performed in particular concerts of artists such as "Aesop Rock", "Atmosphere" and "Sole". Breaking down the vinyl mix, he jumped at the opportunity brought by the arrival of the first DVS systems (Digital Vinyl System: Final Scratch then Traktor) at the beginning of the millennium, not to simplify the task of DJ, but to create his own sounds and play them on turntables in the biotope of the musicians. It was exactly at this moment that he met Christian Berset and joined the group "Tizi" in 2007.
Christian Berset has played since the 80s in various rock bands ("Living Sons", "Arboriginal", "Tizi"). He had the opportunity to do the first parts of groups such as "Louise Attack", "Radiohead", "Silencers" or the "Young Gods". Self-taught, he learned to play various instruments such as electric guitar, bass, mandola, harmonica, flute, Irish flute and percussion. He has been involved in the world of sampling and loops from the beginning, and is quite comfortable in this kind of environment.