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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
bengt.berger@beche.se


A short great clip with our Guruji Pandit Taranath has just materialized.
In march 2015 we will celebrate his 100th birthday in Bombay!

 


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On september 11, 2013, Country & Eastern released two of my own albums simultaneously with ELLIKA SOLO RAFAEL's album called NOW.
We celebrated 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.

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Beches Brew BIG was voted 3rd best jazz release 2013: Gyllene Skivan

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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)

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Visit the Country & Eastern website for uptodate info

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


My own recent releases

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

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C&E releases 2013

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

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ContactNaxos Sweden
Kryptongatan 6, 703 74 Örebro.
Phone +46 19 206860, fax +46 19 206865
e-mail: info@naxos.se, web: www.naxosdirect.se.

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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.







My other web spots:
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www.countryandeastern.se
www.facebook.com/CountryAndEastern
www.gplus.to/countryandeastern
https://twitter.com/countryeastern
www.womex.com/virtual/country_eastern
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www.gplus.to/beche
www.youtube.com/bengtberger