The Danish Rhythm Of The Night In Penang

The most distinctive act at Penang World Music Festival 2008 was a performance by Danish band Afenginn, which combined punk, Nordic folk, world music and jazz against some solid bass rhythms and quite a bit of head banging to match, writes New Straits Times.
    Comprising the highly-energetic Kim Nyberg on mandolin, Rasmus Kroyer on clarinet, Niels Skoymand on violin, with Rune Kofoed and Aske Jacoby taking care of the rhythm, the group provided the audience with their personal brand of progressive style fusion-world tunes.
    At first glance, Afenginn could be regarded as the “ethno-world” version of progressive rock band, Dream Theater, complete with a healthy dose of aggressive stop-start rhythms thrown against haunting lines from Skoymand’s violin, growling clarinet licks and the almost kiddy like twangs from Nyberg’s mandolin.




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