Price: 149 SEK
The brilliant and somewhat enigmatic group OK Star Orchestra plays instrumental music that is hard to define. Music that comes sneaking up on you like a predator on the savannah. At a distance harmonic and restful but at a closer range full of force and bite.
The group members all have long backgrounds in a wide variety of styles. You could say there are obvious african elements in OK Star Orchestra´s music but just calling it »african music« misses the target. There are lots of other influences and the end result is a unique sound where simple melodies, groove and playfulness are key words.
OK Star Orchestra 2014 is:
* Tommy Galento - Rhythm Guitar/Composer
Founder of the group, writer of all compositions. Film music maker with solo project under the name Galento.
* Christer Lyssarides - Lead Guitar/ Lap Steel/ Bouzouki
Founder of folk blues quartet Yonder. Has worked with Eric Bibb, Cyndee Peters, Johan Rothstein and others.
* Perry Vallgren - Drums/Percussion
Plays with Weltklang, Den Flygande Bokrullen and Jonatan Fast. Has worked with Ane Brun and Beata Harrysson
* Hassan Bah – Kongoma/Percussion
Originally from Guinea Conakry. Based in Stockholm, Sweden since the early seventies. Member of Kebnekaise and considered a legend in Swedish Afro
* Juan Romero – Congas/Percussion
Founder and musical leader of percussion group Yakumbé since 1993. Works with Latin Lover´s Big Band, Montag Mania, Signe Bäck and Den Nya
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