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Roomet Jakapi

Roomet Jakapi is an avant-garde vocalist and free improviser based in Estonia. He has performed with many great free-improv musicians, including Rieko Okuda, Antti Virtaranta, Guilherme Rodrigues, Emilio Gordoa, Kris Kuldkepp, Louise Dam Eckardt Jensen, Tom Blancarte, Chris Pitsiokos, Fred Frith, Jerzy Mazzoll, Sławek Janicki, Girilal Baars, Roman Stolyar, Dario Fariello, Elo Masing, Taavi Kerikmäe, Mart Soo, Niels Præstholm, Theodore Parker, Jonas Van den Bossche, Oleksii Lupashko, Jukka Kääriäinen and Ilia Belorukov. Roomet is a member of the experimental bands Punkt Nihu, Rooluulend, Kreatiivmootor, and Impromachine4000. He is also an Associate Professor of History of Philosophy at the University of Tartu.


"Kreatiivmootor are a band like no other. Their shrieking, babbling shaman of a frontman Roomet Jakapi (also a professor of philosophy) utterly smashes speech and language through his pedal array, uttering a crazed lexicon of sounds and syllables in a hyper-communicative language all of his own." John Rogers, Grapevine Airwaves

"[T]he astounding, perplexing Kreatiivmootor, whose constantly-moving frontman is like a glamorous toddler singing in an invented language, a rock ‘n’ roll tongues." Amy Liptrot, Clash

"His voice was sparse to begin with, sensitised to space and silence, coaxing out a contemplative atmosphere

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