Winners of the Danish Music Awards for "Best World Album of the Year" and "Contemporary Folk Artist", AFENGINN formed in Copenhagen in 2002, and has since built up a world wide reputation for their virtuosity and dynamic live shows. Ranging from lyrical, cinematic compositions to charismatic and wild dance tunes,
there is always a rhythmic and melodic finesse which is distinctively Afenginn. Featuring mandolin, clarinets, drums, bass, cello and violin, they describe their style as 'Bastard Ethno'. UK magazine fRoots described them as "shockingly good, with imaginations and technique that won't quit. If there's justice, they'll be huge."
Inquisitive, playful and imaginative, this acclaimed Danish 5-piece takes an anarchic approach to traditional musical structures. Meaning "intoxication and strength", Afenginn shows are fuelled by a deep joy, a mesmerising peacefulness and poise, and always seek to cross borders and push limits.
A profound fascination with the world’s many musical cultures and the desire to create their own version of world music have been Afenginn's the driving force. Critics have described their 2013 album 'LUX' as “a
focused and nostalgic masterpiece”, and “unique sound-poetry”. LUX captures the porosity and meditative ambience of light.
“Afenginn is a band which delivers a unique experience. They master the deep-felt Nordic blues and intelligent musical progressions, where no form of rhythm seems impossible and is added on the fly with breathtaking virtuosity. One moment they play with subdued beauty, only to raise hell the next creating an ubridled celebration in which everyone is dancing their own dance with a band that is truly…unique.” 6 out of 6 stars :
BAND MEMBERS :
Kim Nyberg: Mandolin
Niels Skovmand: Violin
Rasmus Kroyer: Clarinets
Erik Olevik: Bass, cello
Rune Kofoed: Drums