Archive for January 24th, 2021

Karén Devroop – Ancestral Home

Hailing from South Africa Karén Devroop finished his studies in Texas, USA. After his return to SA he is now Artistic Director of Music Competitions at Unisa – The University of South Africa, Acting Director of Music at University of South Africa (UNISA) Music Foundation and Director, on the School of Music at NWU – North-West University and lives in Pretoria.

Independent of his academic line of business, he has also pursued his career as a musician. He released his debut album Reminiscing in 2010. The South African Jazz Songbook followed in 2018. Ancestral Home (2020) is his third album so far.

In the liner notes Karén mentions the participating musicians on the new album with Trino Jiménez (piano, keyboards & percussion), Bongani Sokhelo (electric bass), Kevin Gibson (drums), Eddy Perez (electric and acoustic guitars), Sydney Mavundla (trumpet), Dan Selsick (trombone) and Daniella Hart (vocals). All tracks are composed by Karén Devroop. Karén plays alto and soprano sax.

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