Wednesday, 21 January 2009
Gris & Harpaphonics on Roots and Shoots!
Griselda Sanderson & the Harpaphonics are a new ensemble performing traditional & original music with roots in Scotland, Sweden and West Africa, and featuring the Swedish Nyckelharpa. Gris (nyckelharpa) plus Sam Powerful Yeboah (percussion) and Louis Bingham (guitar, percussion) from Harpaphonics will be coming into the studio to play on rootsandshoots this Monday 26th January. They will talk too about their music and their new album Harpaphonics - which they are launching on our show! The music on the album has been described as an aromatic mix combining the strange and beautiful resonances of the Swedish nyckelharpa and fiddle with an array of percussive accompaniment. A donation from each album sale will go to Project Okurase, addressing the HIV/AIDS crisis in Sam's country, Ghana.