Live in Frankfurt 82 on vinyl!
The Italian label Black Sweat Records have licensed our Bitter Funeral Beer Band album Live in Frankfurt 82 for release on LP. It is out now, you will find it at the Black Sweat Records site and you can listen to it on their Bandcamp page. This live album has Don Cherry and sarod maestro K. Sridhar as featured soloists. This is Black Sweat Records’ presentation of the album:
“First of all, Bengt Berger – a pioneer of the Swedish underground of the 70’s and historical member of bands such as the Archimedes Badkar and Arbete Och Fritid – is a versatile drummer-percussionist and well-educated ethno-musicologist with several research sojourns in India and Ghana. Deeply influenced by Hindustani, Carnatic and West Africa music, he founded in 1980 the Bitter Funeral Beer Band, an ensemble of 12 elements, basing his ideas on the traditional funeral music of the people of Lo-Birifor, in the northern region of Ghana.
The marriage between this afro polyrhythmic roots, with the spiritual jazz of the eternal Don Cherry and the indian sarod of K. Sridhar is in the direction to a pan-internationalism of profound spirituality, which blends different geographical traditions in a single contemplative gaze. It is the convergence towards a music without boundaries, where every instrumental voice shines and is well fermented and integrated. Music is unity.”