The Wikaphoniker Orchestra

Wikaphoniker Oktoberfest Namibia

The Wikaphoniker Orchestra is truly a historic icon in the Namibian entertainment sector, and totally unique on the African continent, with its international pop and rock music approach, supported by a 6-piece strong horn section.

Formed already in the mid-70s, the band has gone through many changes of members and music styles, yet still is an undeniable cornerstone of the Windhoek Karneval, which the band supports eagerly and loyal already for decades.

Although being proud of its association with the Namibian Karneval, the Wikaphoniker Orchestra keeps on surprising its local audience with changing musical directions, adding continuously international contemporary music genres to their repertoire. The band also started to create their own theme-based shows at professional music venues where enthusiastic audiences were treated with music highlights, such as the Golden Juke Box Show (Oldie Hits from the 50s and 60s) in 2008, the Chicago Blues Night in 2010, and the Blues Brothers Soul Show in 2012.

The musical programme, besides the traditionally expected German dance and “Schunkel” songs, also entails rock ‘n roll, soul, blues and contemporary international pop and radio music, all presented in an unique brass-based big band sound courtesy of Hu-de San’s professional arrangement skills.

The Wikaphoniker are Hu-de San (band leader, alto saxophone), Peter Kazmaier (trumpet), Niko Brückner (trumpet), Udo Witte (trumpet), Katrin Vente (tenor saxophone), Jörg Gutzeit (tombone), Hellmut Kries (keyboards, accordion, vocals), Thomas Bokemüller (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Robert Key (bass) and Dave Webster (drums, vocals).

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The Wikaphoniker Orchestra

Wikaphoniker Oktoberfest Namibia

The Wikaphoniker Orchestra is truly a historic icon in the Namibian entertainment sector, and totally unique on the African continent, with its international pop and rock music approach, supported by a 6-piece strong horn section.

Formed already in the mid-70s, the band has gone through many changes of members and music styles, yet still is an undeniable cornerstone of the Windhoek Karneval, which the band supports eagerly and loyal already for decades.

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