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We give you the greatest possible music - regardless of style.
We give you the greatest possible music - regardless of style.

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Our names are Lisa Ullén, Bengt Berger, Kat Hernandez and Nikke Ström.
We play piano, drums, violin and bass.
We played ONE concert.
It was beautiful.
We would like to play one more.

Lisa Ullén, Bengt Berger, Kat Hernandez och Nikke Ström heter vi.
Vi har spelat EN konsert.
Den blev fantastiskt fin så vi vill gärna spela en till.

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A full Karnatic concert with violin duo extraordinaire Subhalakshmi and Sornalatha Akkarai accompanied by Jayachandra Rao on mridangam and Shreesundarkumar on khanjira will be broadcast on Swedish National Radio tonight for two hours at 6 pm GMT. You can hear the broadcast for 30 days on the web here:

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Don't forget that there is a Christmas song a day at the Country & Eastern site. Today, on December 14 you can enjoy an improvised Christmas medley by the Country & Eastern Party Band at www.countryandeastern.se
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DECEMBER! HERE IS OUR CHRISTMAS CALENDAR!
www.countryandeastern.se

One song a day from our double album "Another Swedish Christmas" from December 1 till the 26th. The Country & Eastern Party Band plus a whole lot of great singers:

SOFIA JERNBERG-LINA NYBERG -OLLE PERSSON-SOFIA BERG-BÖHM-TORKEL RASMUSSON-MIRJA MÄKELÄ-MARIE SELANDER-KAYA ÅLANDER-SHIPRANANDY-GUNNEL MAURITZSON-ULRIKA MURRAY-LARS ALMQVIST-PER SJÖBERG-KARIN INDE-MONIKA SÖDERBERG-NICOLAI DUNGER-ALE MÖLLER-MAMADOU SENE-LARS-GÖRAN PERSSON-NIKLAS RÅDSTRÖM-LENA WILLEMARK-ANITA LIVSTRAND and the COUNTRY & EASTERN PARTY BAND: Lars Almqvist, Bengt Berger, Jonas Knutsson, Per Sjöberg, Kjell Westling and Mats Öberg

This double album was recorded in one day by Sigge Krantz and in december each year one song a day is heard at www.countryandeastern.se so visit daily.

Partybandets Julpotpurri (5:34)
Bereden Väg för Herran (6:32)
Hosianna (1:50)
Det är en Ros utsprungen (4:15)
Julklapp (3:38)
Nisse-Polkka (3:39)
Tomtarnas Julnatt (4:49)
Sjömansjul på Hawaii (2:57)
Father Chrismas Has A Master Plan (3:52)
Aaguner Parash Moni Chowao Pranee (3:27)
Nu är det Jul igen (1:52)
White Christmas (4:46)
Luciasången (1:23)
Partybandets Julpotpurri 2 (5:39)
Last Christmas (3:37)
Mössens julafton (5:49)
Du talar genom mig (4:06)
Tre pepparkaksgubbar (1:55)
Tomtegubben hade snuva (3:04)
Morsgrisar (2:28)
Julvisa (4:00)
O Helga Natt (4:56)
Tomten / Rudolf med Röda Mulen (4:30)
Ser du stjärnan i det blå (3:59)
Den Där Jävla Fru Söderström (0:30)
Räven Raskar (0:11)
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The last part, a Hindustani-Karnatic Jugalbandi with K. Srivakumar,violin K. Sridhar, sarod, Maruti Kurdekar, tabla and Shyam Venkataraman, mridangam.
From a 2002 concert at the Ethnographic Museum in Stockholm entitled Four Indian Masters with the two brothers violin Bombay K. Shivakumar and K. Sridhar with Maruti Kurdekar (student of Pandit Taranath) on tabla and Shyam Venkataraman, mridangam. This is the last part of the concert.
Thanks to Maruti's student Sebastian Åberg and to Jon Edergren for the video recording.
https://youtu.be/UNj7-oiGJf0

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K. Sridhar, sarod and Maruti Kurdekar tabla playing Raag Madhuvanti at the Ethnographic Museum in Stockholm in September 2002. This is the first part of a concert with Hindustani and Karnatic music. https://youtu.be/SGbEYWE6lfw

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Beches Indian Brew on tour in India and Sweden during 2016. Various versions of Edith, a piece by Bengt Berger in Khanda Chapu, a five beat rhythm, filmed at rehearsals and concerts in Chennai, Mumbai and Stockholm by Jöns Jönsson. This is with a new mix by Sigge Krantz replacing the earlier upload.

Musicians involved: Beches Brew: ”Sopandev” Bengt Berger, drums; Lise-Lotte Norelius, percussion/electronics; Stefan Bellnäs, bass; Göran Klinghagen and Max Schultz, guitars; Mats Öberg, keys; Sir Thomas Jäderlund, saxophones, bass clarinet, Livet Nord, violin; Jonas Knutsson and Thomas Gustafsson, saxophones.

Karnatic vidwans: Akkarai Sornalatha and Akkarai Subbulakshmi, violin, J.B. Srutisagar, flute; Jayachandra Rao, mridangam; Shreesundar Kumar, khanjira; N. Amrit, khanjira; V. Suresh, ghatam

Hindustani maestros: Nityanand Haldipur, flute; Sadanand Naimpalli, tabla.

West African Master Drummer: Doe Kushiator, Ghana

Sound: Sigge Krantz
The tour was made possible thanks to a grant from the Swedish Arts Agency Musikverket.
https://youtu.be/woFUKl3XBp8
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