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07-Apr-2015  
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Billed as a special guest performer on Denmark-Danish saxophone player and composer, Katrine Suwalskis tour events in Ghana; Ghanaian Afro-Jazz/ Afro-Pop singer, Elivava has indicated, it is a great pleasure sharing stage with the legendary saxophonist, Katrine Suwalski and her Danish/Ghanaian band, Another World.

She is an amazing composer and I enjoyed every bit of the bands zeal during my performances since the tour started on April 1, 2015, she said in an interview with AmaLarbieAfrica.

"The entire Another World band is amazing and great people to work with," she added.

Born Tina Mensah, Elivava The African Gold is a Ghanaian Afro-Jazz, and Afro-Pop singer, songwriter, Performer, choreographer, and recording artiste has worked with top musicians like Rocky Dawuni, Ally Keita, Kojo Antwi, Afro Moses, Samini, VIP (now VVIP) and Atongo as background singer and Choreographer.

According to a press statement, the Denmark-Danish saxophonist and composer, Katrine Suwalski and her Danish/Ghanaian band, Another World arrived in Ghana on Sunday, March 29, 2015 for the intended tour to rock the Jazz Fraternity in Ghana.
Katrine Suwalski, who originally formed her band, Another World, after a trip to Ghana in 1994; she shares her motivation, I was introduced to the rich tradition of Ghanaian polyrhythm by the leader of the cultural group Twerammpon Traditionals in Cape Coast, Odomankoma Kyerema Pra."
This meeting, strongly influenced my musical life and my playing; and over the years, Mr. Pra has worked with us several times in Denmark and around. Now I really look forward to play our music in Ghana for the first time, she had noted in the statement.
The performers line-up for the tour are headline act, Saxophonist and Composer, Katrine Suwalski (Denmark); Pianist Marie Schmidt (Denmark); Bassist Morten Lundsby (Denmark); and Ghanaian Percussionists Ayi Solomon and Odomankoma Kyerema Kwamena Pra; and Afro Jazz/ Afro-Pop singer, Elivava.

There has already been performances at the Republic Bar, Accra; Club +233, Accra; Piano Bar, Accra; Hotel Senchi, Akosombo on April 1-4, 2015 respectively.

Katrine Suwalski; her band, Another World as well as Elivava are expected in Cape Coast at the Pedu Station and Elimna Shell including the Twerammpon Traditionals on April 5 and 6, 2015 respectively.
Katrine Suwalski and her Another World Band will be returning to Denmark on April 9, 2015.
About Katrine Suwalski
Katrine Suwalski is a musician and a composer of considerable scope and imagination.

She has created her own distinctive fusion of Jazz and West African Influences. It's exuberant music with a personal touch that is unusual, extrovert and atmospheric, played by some of the best musicians from the Danish Music scene.

The band features Katrine Suwalskis own compositions.
In her musical writing, she is inspired by great composers such as Manu Dibango and Abdullah Ibrahim.

The Another World Band

Ayi Solomon
The virtuoso percussionist lives in Denmark and has played with Ghanas Reggae legend, Kojo Antwi. Ayi Solomon grew up in Accra, but left Ghana in the early 80ties with the reggae band, Classic Vibes.
Since then he has made a big career on the international Jazz and World Music scene. He has played with US musicians, Randy Brecker, Jerry Bergonzi, and Adam Nussbaum; especially known for his cooperation with New Jungle Orhestra and Palle Mikkelborg.
He is co-producer on five albums with Katrine Suwalski.

Marie Schmidt
Marie Schmidt from Demark has worked with Katrine Suwalski in different constellations for decades, which is heard in their closely knit interplay.
She has released a number of CDs with the jazz trio Sophisticated Ladies.

Morten Lundsby
Morten Lundsby from Demark has produced a number of amazing bass players since NHP. He plays in several Danish bands and he has toured all over the world.

Odomankoma-Kyerema Kwamena Pra
The master drummer, composer and artistic director of the cultural group, Twerammpon Traditionals in Cape Coast; with his ensemble, has performed in Ghana, Denmark, USA, Ivory Coast.
Together they have won several prizes.
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