Mattis Kleppen and Resjemheia • Mattis Kleppen and Resjemheia - El Bokko
MATTIS KLEPPEN & RESJEMHEIA
Mattis Kleppen and his band, Resjemheia, are releasing a follow-up to their acclaimed debut album from 2013. The album ”El Bokko” will be released on August 26th on Crispin Glover Records. The music was initially ordered from the Telemark festival for their 2015 line-up, and is based on the harding fiddle tradition from Telemark and blues from West Africa and USA. The band consists of four-times national winner in traditional music on Hardanger fiddle, Ottar Kåsa, drummer Kenneth Kapstad from Motorpsycho and Spidergawd, Kristoffer Lo from Highasakite on tuba and guitar, etc. and composer and bass player Mattis Kleppen, who, after traveling around the world with traditional musicians from Palestine, South Africa, Senegal, Mali, Pakistan, etc., has created a new musical platform based in his ancestors home of Telemark.