The KROUMATA ensemble was formed in 1978 by the five current members ---Ingvar Hallgren, Jan Hellgren, Anders Holdar, Anders Loguin and Martin Steisner. All five members, then aged about 25, worked professionally as percussionists in Stockholm. All five had similar backgrounds : they had started on drums and progressed via pop and jazz to a proper training as percussionists. The name Kroumata was borrowed from the ancient Greek where it is considered to have applied to instruments of percussion in general.
From the very start…
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