Tolyqyn

By Wednesday February 26th, 2020artist-2020

Tolyqyn

Agile heavyweights with an enlightened mind

Tolyqyn

Agile heavyweights with an enlightened mind

 

A name like Tolyqyn initially conjures up icy images of sledge dogs and blinding snowdrifts, but their repetitive and mesmerizing plucked melodies take you to warmer places, like the Mississippi Delta or the Gambia River Basin. Yet it’s not a blues guitar or African kora you’re hearing, but the viola of Roland Satterwhite. This Canadian viola player and singer was a guest at Music Meeting last year, with the Dutch North Sea String Quartet. Now he’s back with a brand-new band, formed in his current hometown of Berlin. The dexterous trio effortlessly moves between thriving griot music, skinny delta blues and gritty rock, without overlooking spontaneous experiment. One moment you find yourself in the middle of a catchy pop song, the next you’re diving into the world of free impro. In guitarist Tal Arditi and percussionist Kuba Gudz, Satterwhite found not only equally enlightened spirits, but also two instrumental heavyweights to accompany him.

Roland Satterwhite – plucked viola and vocals
Tal Arditi – electric guitar
Kuba Gudz – drums, percussions

Tolyqyn at Music Meeting

Day: Sunday May 31
Time: Soon
Stage: Soon

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