Solo and Ellika
first met on the stage of a club in Stockholm in 1998.
There, Senegalese folk music or griotmusic,
met the Swedish polska.
Solo is a bearer of his people’s history
from a very long story-telling tradition, Ellika’s music has deep
roots in the wildly joyous story-telling tradition of Bingsjö. Together
they make music where song, combined with the kora’s rythmical flow,
form a colourful platform for the polska.
Ellika & Solo
have been playing together since then and have toured in the USA,
Africa, Greenland and many parts of Europe. Their
ongoing dialogue between fiddle and kora feels just as exciting
and unpredictable now as it did on their last outing.