Tusind Tanker (Tame, 2006)
Denmark is producing excellent contemporary folk bands lately. Zar recreates Danish folk and mixes it with Irish-style arrangements and other elements such as American bluegrass and country rock, and Gypsy Jazz.
The group features the striking lead vocals of female singer of Sine Lauritsen and a variety of stringed instruments including fiddle, acoustic bass, viola, guitar, bouzouki and mandolin, played by inspired musicians who studied at Danish music academies.
Zar performs its own compositions as well as traditional pieces (polkas, waltzes, rheinlaender) from various parts of Denmark. The line is: Sine Lauritsen – Vocal; Christopher Davis Maack: Fiddle; Andreas Tophøj Rasmussen – Fiddle; Rasmus Zeeberg – Guitar, mandolin;
Steffan S. Sørensen: Double-bass, fiddle.
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Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.