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Alaji M'Bye, Roland Gottlow
and Anders Birgerson

Gottlow, M'Bye and Birgerson

Swedish accordionist Roland Gottlow has taken a step into new territory, joining forces with Gambian kora (harp) player Alaji M'Bye and Swedish guitarist Anders Birgerson, sharing their traditions, expanding their ideas and making new global connections. These four songs include traditional Swedish and Gambian folk songs, as well as an original composition by Alagi M'Bye.

"Jula Jekere" is a traditional Manding song from The Gambia

In his own words:
"When playing, especially with Alagi, I like to think of music as a bird in my hand If you grab it and hold it tight the bird will never reach the sky. You have to open your hand and let go." - Roland Gottlow

All songs ©2000 Gottlow, M'Bye and Birgerson.
Photos ©2000 Lundberg and Ason

These and other recordings by the trio were release in 2005 as 10 Birds in the Woods

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