a Beleza que se teve
Strejf is a contemporary music ensemble rooted in Brazilian and European folk traditions formed in Denmark in 2010 consisting of danish pianist Carsten Kaer, french bass player Brice Soniano, and brazilian percussionists Gabriel Policarpo and Bernardo Aguiar.
We have been touring Denmark every year since, sometimes twice a year, and is currently also playing a lot of school concerts under LMS.
Brice Soniano (FR)
Studied at the Hague Royal Conservatory (NL) with Heyn van de Geyn and Knud Gettler. After graduation from both jazz and classical departments, he spent 8 months in africa mostly in a Baka pygmee camp in the rainforest of Cameroun. Now he plays composed music and improvises all over Europe in an eternal search of the edge of infinity a.o. with Harman Fraanje, Rawfishboys and people like Michael Moore, Mark Feldman, Gonzalo Rubalcaba.
Gabriel Policarpo (BR)
is known as one of the most innovative young percussionists in Rio de Janeiro. Plays a-o- with samba legend Martinho da Vila and Pandeiro Repique Duo (PRD) Leads his own drum orchestra, Batuque Batu and has formerly been the leader of the top ten samba school Viradouro
Bernardo Aguiar (BR)
Since the age of 17 he has been on the pandeiro.com site as one of the best pandeiro players in the world. Plays with Carlos Malta’s legendary ”Pife muderno” and Pandeiro Repique Duo (PRD). Recently he recorded with ”Snarky Puppy” and is also working as a producer in Brasil!
Carsten Kær Nielsen (DK)
Graduated from ”Det jyske musikkonservatorium” in Århus 1998, studied with Butch Lazy. Has a deep interest in jazz and world music, especially the music of Cuba and Brasil where he has been travelling 10 times. Has been playing with a.o. Grupo Danzon, Mais Uma, Latin Dance Band, ILY
link: Carsten Kær