Musician in NY: Tomas Doncker – his love and support for Ethiopian music and culture

Text by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi

Last night I went to see my buddy’s show who introduced me after his show to the guitarist and “Global Soul Artist” producer Tomás Doncker.
Chatting with him I found out that he lived in Tokyo for a while working with the Japanese jazz musician Masabumi Kikuchi, that he loves Ethiopian music like I do, and that he collaborated with producer and musician Bill Laswell on his new CD. I have been knowing Bill Laswell for three decades. I met him for the first time in Osaka (Japan) in the mid seventies when he played with Toshinori Kondo (trumpet), Peter Kowald (bass), Hano Koji on drums. At that time I couldn’t imagine that Bill would become as a producer and musician an icon of dub and world music. His Ethiopian wife Gigi (read post below) whom I’m a fan of is also appearing on Doncker’s CD.

Donker’s was so kind to give me his new CD Tomás Doncker The POWER of The TRINITY which will be reviewed in DooBeeDoo very soon.

All this said just watch the two videos below and you will know more about this gentleman. The posts below tell you more about Ethiopian music.

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