Artist Profiles: Tomáš Kočko & Orchestr

Tomáš Kočko & Orchestr

Kocko & Orchestr is peculiar songster, singer, composer and speculator in the area of traditional Moravian and Slavonic artistic creation, history and religion.

He and his group play a combination of Middle-Eastern and European world music. Their music is acoustic: guitars, violin, cimbalom and flutes, as well as percussion and traditional folk instruments. It has expressive strains and rhythmic background with elements of rock and folk music and jazz.

They have appeared at the most important festivals in the Czech republic and at world festivals (EBU – European broadcasting union, Nowa tradycja, Colours of Ostrava, United Islands of Prague, Le village europ?en des nouvelles musiques traditionnelles, Ethnosfera 2002 … etc.).

Discography:

Ondráš, aneb do kamene tesané (2000)
Hodovnice (2001)
Poplór ((Indies Records, 2006)
Koleda (Indies Scope Records, 2009)
Godula (2011)
Velesu (Indies Scope Records, 2016)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV 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 albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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