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Stracho Temelkovski - The Sound Braka


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Cat. no: MDC024
Format: CD
Barcode: 5051083156462
Release Date: 24 Sep 2021
Genre: Jazz

Bassist & beatboxer Stracho Temelkovski was born in Grenoble, France in 1978 of Macedonian heritage.

At a young age he taught himself to play first electric guitar, then bass, percussion, sampling and programming. He was fascinated by the improvisations of jazz soloists from Balkan brass bands, and his first group, founded when he was 15, mixed jazz-funk and dub with distinctive Eastern European sounds. 

After collaborations with Antonio Placer the Galician musician and poet, the French-Algerian band Gnawa Diffusion and the Cuban pianist Omar Sosa, Stracho invited a band of virtuoso “brothers of sound” to create his first album. The Sound Braka (Brothers of Sound) transpires jazz, the Balkans, the Mediterranean and the East, near and far, even the suburbs of Buenos Aires. 

Stracho Temelkovski has composed and performed music for various French contemporary dance choreographers. He is also very involved in the cultural networks and outreach projects in his area. The first video from the album Saudade des Baumettes was inspired by some work he did with a female Cape Verdean prisoner from the Baumettes prison in Marseille. These enriching collaborations and experiences have allowed Stracho Temelkovski to invent a real musical alchemy, a bridge between learned music and traditional and popular music. It is this alchemy that we can hear on The Sound Braka.

Stracho Temelkovski bass, mandole, guitar, percussions, beatbox Jean-Francois Ba z accordion, Jean-Charles Richard saxophones, Ashraf Sharif Khan sitar Jean- Marie Machado piano, Antony Gatta percussions 

Tracks: Du Dernier Au Premier Soupir / Saudade Des Baumettes / Gipsy / La Melo Doucha Man / Manzanilla / Le Miel De La Vie / Make Dunia / Odime Sine

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