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This klezmer band comprises Jerzy Bawol (b. 1969, Krakow, Poland; accordion), Tomasz Kukurba (b. 1969, Krakow, Poland; viola, violin, vocals, percussion), Tomasz Lato (b. 1968, Krakow, Poland; bass). Close friends since youth, Bawol, Kukurba and Lato all examined classical music on the Music Academy of Krakow, aswell as playing traditional, jazz, rock and roll and avant garde on the neighborhood music picture. They produced Kroke (the name means Krakow in Yiddish) in 1992, with the purpose of playing the original Jewish music of Poland, a custom, centuries outdated, that was practically annihilated during Globe Battle II. They released a self-titled debut cassette in 1993 which obtained enough interest so they can tour throughout European countries aswell as executing in Krakow. By 1996, when their debut Trio premiered with the German Oriente label, these were regulars within the Western festival circuit. The next yr’s Eden and their live arranged consolidated Kroke’s placement as purveyors of mainly acoustic origins music who weren’t afraid to take chances. The Sounds FROM THE Vanishing Globe was a daring and achieved release, featuring from digital dance beats towards the sound of the ticking clock.

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