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Bunka / Borda / Hecker
Roman Bunka (oud); Luis Borda (guitar); Jost Hecker (cello)
Bunka´s biography may be considered a chapter in contemporary German music history. Working with the pioneering German avant-garde / rock / jazz and world-music group Embryo, Trilok Gurtu, Okay Temiz, Dissidenten, Hamid Baroudi, Tomatito, The Karnataka College of Percussion, Blixa Bargeld (Einstürtzende Neubauten), Charlie Mariano and many others. With the immensely popular Nubian singer Mohamed Mounir he extensivley toured in Germay, France, Spain and the Arab world.Bunka´s award-winning work also includes the live recording of his project "Color Me Cairo" featuring Malachi Favors from the legendary "Art Ensemble of Chicago". It appeared on the ENJA label and received the German Record Critics Prize. ("Color me Cairo", ENJA rec.)
Luis Borda ist one of the most prestigious musicians in the current "World of Tango" and new Argentine music. The virtuosi guitarist has been on the stage since he was fifteen years old and at 20 he recorded his first album with the legendary Argentine band "Ave Rock". He studied harmony and composition with Osvaldo Lupi and Alberto Coronato after this first experiences on stage. Since founding his own ensemble in 1982 he mainly plays his own compositions and managed to become one of the most important representatives and innovators of Tango Nuevo. His music is infectious, rhythmic and lively and always played with masterful skill. He is considered as the "real descendent of Astor Piazzolla" by the argentine press and as one of the few composers who achieved to develop the style of Tango music in the last decades.
He recorded a lot of his work with some of the most respected and famous Argentinean musicians, some of which includes Rodolfo Mederos, Dino Saluzzi, Leon Gieco, Lito Vitale, Juan Falú, Emilio del Guercio. He regularly tours South America and Europe and composes and arranges scores for theatre, dance and film productions.