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I'm a drummer and percussionist with a 50-year old interest in what is now called World Music. Originally a jazz drummer, my own music has become heavily influenced by Hindustani, Karnatic and West African musics which I studied during some years in India and Ghana. In my site you will find links to pages about some of the things I am involved in: Indian classical music: My tabla and mridangam teachers and musician friends, soundfiles of my teachers, friends and of myself, scores, press material, things going on at the moment, information about recordings, links to friends etc.

Contact: Bengt Berger, Kantarellvägen 10, 122 63 Enskede, Sweden

A short great clip with our Guruhi Pandit Taranath has just materialized



On september 11, 2013, Country & Eastern will release two of my own albums simultaneously with ELLIKA SOLO RAFAEL's album called NOW.
We will celebrate this at a concert together at Kägelbanan in Stockholm that night.

Beches Brew BIG was recorded in live concerts one year back. Beches Brew BAG is a digital-only album with some extra material that could not be squeezed in on the cd. You find more info about them by clicking on the images.



The fabulous musicians on these albums are Livet Nord, Thomas Gustafsson, Jonas Knutsson, Sir Thomas Jäderlund, Mats Öberg, Göran Klinghagen, Max Schultz, and Stefan Bellnäs. (photos by Viktor Gårdsäter)


Visit the Country & Eastern website for uptodate info


I've put up some old pics from a duo concert with Roland Keijser some years back. Click below to see them

My own releases 2012

Kjell Westling, Roland Keijser and Bengt Berger, recorded in 1977, The Vedbod Tapes - CE20

and digital only:
More Vedbod Tapes



C&E releases 2013



Country & Eastern is distributed by Naxos Sweden, meaning our musical quality is matched by worldwide quality in distribution.


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Phone +46 19 206860, fax +46 19 206865
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Thru time travel I have been able to find an article that I will write in the year 2059 describing the evolution of the artists' working conditions and the co-operation with the bureacracy during the last since 1959. It all started with an interview with Lenny Bruce that year which later on started that explosive development in the arts.

Here is Lenny's interview

and here is my letter from the future.

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