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Thursday, 28 February 2008

The return of H3FK

One of Salem's many other projects outwith his own career is H3FK. This is a band playing a mixture of instrumental Arabic/Oriental/folk/jazz/roots/world music and is actually made up of two separate groups - the Örjan Hultén Trio and FakirKarlsson. The latter of course features Salem on piano and violin and his big bro Nassim on percussion. They made an album in 2005 called "Ayouni" but are now set to return with the follow-up "Nubiska Nätter" to be released in March. Due to Salem's numerous other commitments over the past year he won't actually be appearing on this album but is still part of the group. They will play the famous Fasching jazzclub on 13th March, and I just wonder if Salem will be part of the line-up? (EDIT 02.03.07: yes he will be!!)

Whilst I'm typing this I'm listening to some of their music at their MySpace sites www.myspace.com/h3fk and www.myspace.com/fakirkarlsson. Whilst it's not really my type of music it is very well crafted and the musicianship is, as you would expect from anything involving any of the Al Fakir family, quite outstanding.

Oh, and here is a picture of FakirKarlsson from 2006, which I found tonight whilst I was doing my research!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

He is appearing on the record and will be in the lineup at both realese concerts, Stallet & Fasching Mars 13th.

EuropeCrazy said...

Thanks for visiting the site and letting me know!