On the Stage - Världens Band Wed, 2014-11-05 21:58
Swedish polskas meet Scottish reels, and more! – Live Recording of Världens Band at the Soas Concert Series – Monday 20th October.
15 musicians, 7 countries, 3 continents: Världens Band came together to discover the possibilities when traditions are shared, creativity is freed and diversity is embraced. Swedish polskas meet Scottish reels, English folk guitar accompanies Indian classical song, Galician pipes play Balkan melodies and the Zimbabwean mbira blends with Colombian rhythms. The result is a unique and exciting mix of culture, personality and musical style. Led by Swedish folk legend Ale Möller, these 15 musicians, all experts in their native traditional musics, first joined forces in 2012 in Stockholm to share their music and to create a new collective spirit.