Battle of the Bands announce latest winner

Posted on June 5th, 2015 in News, Recent posts by .

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Solo & Indrė are revealed the latest winners of the World Music Network Battle of the Bands for their track ‘Damma Gerve’

While they come from different cultural backgrounds, Solo & Indrė play similar sounding instruments – the West African kora and Lithuanian kanklės. The Norwegian-based Solo Cissokho is a griot from Senegal and Indrė Jurgelevičiūtė is one of the few remaining kanklės-players, who continues to maintain a traditional sound. The duo blend their traditional stringed instruments into a perfect combination of Lithuanian and Senegalese musical tradition.

Their winning track, ‘Damma Gerve’,is the first known recording of this combination of instruments.

Taken from a shortlist voted for by the world music community, Solo & Indrė were awarded the top spot by a panel of judges from Songlines, World Music Network, BBC and independent radio.

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