Well-known Norwegian Musician Describes Cuban Rumba as Exceptional
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- culture an traditions
- 08 / 18 / 2008
‘I discovered rumba during my first visit to Havana in 2004. It was a strange, but attractive sound; unknown, but very familiar, which I felt like interacting with´, he said.
A known defender of identity and traditions, the also producer and composer disclosed that his new record will include texts by Cuban National Poet Nicolás Guillén, recited by female voices from the Island.
Andreas Berg traveled to Cuba to promote his album Music read in Teeth and Claws , recorded in conjunction with the Yoruba Andabo Company, winner of the Latin Grammy in 2001, in the category of Folk Music.
In the album are combined several elements of rock, jazz, electro acoustic music and Afro Cuban folklore, resultant of a session of pure improvisation.
Gunnar Andreas Berg graduated from the Music Conservatory in Trondheim, Norway. He has participated in the recording of a hundred records and composed music for cinema, theater, radio and television.