Compro Oro 1 (c) 2019 Athos Burez

A Twang-American, psychedelic underground road trip to Africa, the Middle East and the Americas


Cal Tjader, Marc Ribot, Mulatu Astatke, Sly & Robbie


With "Transatlantic" the Ghent based latin jazz collective Compro Oro released their catchy debut in 2015. The band explored traditional latin and cuban rhythms intermingled with wild guitar riffs and exotic vibraphone infusions. Their EP "Bombarda" digs deeper into several ethnic music traditions and leaves the audience dancing on dark grooves with a tinge of psychedelica.


On the new album, ‘Suburban Exotica’, out on Sdban Ultra, the band takes things yet one step further, adding the sounds of the Middle East to the mix. The album has been produced by keyboardist Dijf Sanders. Special guest Joachim Cooder – son of living legend Ry Cooder - offers percussion and his effects-laden electric mbira.


Wim Segers - vibraphone, marimba, synth, glockenspiel, percussion

Bart Vervaeck – electric guitar, pedal steel, oud, 5-string banjo

Matthias Debusschere – electric bass, electric ukulele

Falk Schrauwen – kalimba, congas, percussion

Frederik Van den Berghe - drums


Bookings BE: Björn Nuyens - Ampersand Music

Bookings NL: Marije van Veen - Hot Topic Agency

Compro Oro 1 (c) 2019 Athos Burez
Compro Oro 2 (c) 2019 Athos Burez