After the break-up Oscar Simonsson felt he was done with music. But the songs kept on coming to his head. He had no idea if or how he could release this music, but after hanging out with Lithuanian singer Jazzu a late night he asked her to try some of the new songs. He discovered how much he missed playing together with others, and decided to gather a band with Jazzu on vocals. This band is Koop Oscar Orchestra.
”The core of music is to make sounds together. All those lonely people on stage with a laptop pretending to do stuff, it will make them sick in their hearts.”
Angie Stone is coming to Serbia for the first time!
Angie Stone is an American R&B and soul singer, self- taught keyboardist and prolific songwriter, record producer, and actress. She has been nominated for three Grammy Awards. She has been successful on the R&B charts, with 4 Top 10 albums, including a #1 album, 10 singles and 1 Top Ten. She has sold over 1.4 million albums in the U.S. and over 5 million albums Worldwide.
Stone was born in Columbia, South Carolina, where she began singing gospel music at First Nazareth Baptist Church. Her father, a member of a local Gospel quartet, would take Stone to see performances by gospel artists such as Singing Angels and the Gospel Keynotes. Angie Stone’s first claim to fame was her membership in The Sequence, an all-female trio that recorded for pioneering hip-hop label Sugar Hill, beginning with the first single “Funk You Up”. Several years later she re-emerged as the lead vocalist for Vertical Hold, where she scored with the smooth urban dance track “Seems You’re Much Too Busy”, a Top 40 R&B hit during the summer of 1993 that led to a very productive solo career. With the release of her 1999 solo debut, Black Diamond, a Top Ten album that certified Gold on the strength of the singles “No More Rain(In This Cloud)” and “Everyday”. The album won her a pair of Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards. She shifted to J for 2001’s Mahogany Soul, another Gold seller. Released in 2004, Stone Love fared just as well commercially, yet she moved to the revitalized Stax label for her fourth studio album, 2007’s The Art Of Love & War. It topped the R&B Hip-Hop albums chart and featured two of her best singles, “Sometimes” and “Baby” – the latter of which received a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with vocals. Unexpected, a Top 20 R&B Stax release, followed two years later. 2012’s Rich Girl was issued on Saguaro Road. Angie stone has become one of the neo-soul’s leading lights, providing sharp insight to romantic relationships with her smokey yet up-front voice.
Made up of four musicians from eight continents, and led by Snarky Puppy’s Michael League, Bokanté took their thrilling live show on an international tour this past summer – the band’s first ever – that hit eight countries, winning them a legion of fans. The captivating Malika Tirolien is Bokanté’s vocalist, residing in Toronto by way of Guadalupe, and who sings in her native Creole. On guitar are Michael League, Chris McQueen and Bob Lanzetti – three-time Grammy® Award-winning guitarists from Snarky Puppy, plus House of God’s Lap Steel virtuoso Roosevelt Collier. Percussion is provided by Jamey Haddad (Paul Simon, Sting), André Ferrari (Väsen) and Keita Ogawa (Banda Magda, Yo-Yo Ma).
– Afropop Worldwide“One of the best surprises of the year was a blistering set by the newly-formed international ensemble Bokanté… Percussion and guitar-heavy (including lap and pedal steel), the band’s unusual instrumentation, evocative compositions (check Strange Circles) and searing energy made this one of the festival’s most memorable concerts.”
-Jazz TimesYoutube> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SraN0GFTcDQ</div>