Special Musician Bengt Berger was born in 1942.
Started playing drums at age 20.
Studied tablas and pakhawaj for late Pandith Taranath since
Studied mridangam for late Vindwan P.S. Devarajan since
Has accompanied major Indian musicians.
Studied and played Xylophones, Ewe- and Brong-Ahafu-
drumming in Ghana
for two years in the mid-seventies.
Played jazz and improvised music in Arbete & Fritid, Rena
Rama, Ett Minne
För Livet, Spjärnsvallet, Arkimedes Badkar and worked with
Don Cherry for
Initiator and leader of Bitter Funeral Beer Band, Chapter 7, Old
Berger-Knutsson-Spering (collectively), BENT and Beche’s
Has written music for a number of plays, a movie and has
created a visible
concert, “Van Huygens’s Principle” where four musicians did
a wordless play.
Was recently involved in a major research project about
words and rythm in
Teaches non-european music.
Founded and runs the Country & Eastern label, specializing in
ethnic and contemporary music, archival and newly recorded.