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 latest release "Bombarda" digs deeper into several ethnic music traditions and leaves the audience dancing on dark grooves with a tinge of psychedelica.
Don't expect a merry salsa gang or mini skirt dancers sipping cuba libre's in the "noche caliente"-atmosphere of touristic Havana. Compro Oro offers wild, profound and uncanny flavours, slowly fermented in some dingy slum's basement.
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