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Janez Dovč, Emilia Mårtensson and Adriano Adewale

Janez Dovč, Emilia Mårtensson and Adriano Adewale

Elda trio is a project comprised of Swedish award winning vocalist, Emilia Mårtensson, Slovenian accordion player and multi instrumentalist Janez Dovč and Brazilian percussionist and composer, Adriano Adewale. Elda trio weaves together these three different folkloric cultures exploring the breadth and depth of storytelling and music from each country. What emerges is a fascinating tapestry of musical cultures, featuring both traditional and contemporary musical elements in a unique way.

All three musicians of Elda Trio are virtuosos in their own right and they have all found an original voice on their respective instruments. Their technique, the emotion and the depth of their musicianship are of a very high level. The element of improvisation is a fundamental aspect of Elda Trio's music. It enables the group to express themselves freely taking into consideration the very moment of the performance as well as making every single concert exciting and unique.

Their debut album ‘ELDA’, (released on London based ‘Two Rivers Records’ in September 2016), is celebrating the beauty and importance of exploring and merging cultures and sharing stories that are universally relatable.


Elda Trio says:
The main inspiration source whilst creating this new set of music was folk music and folk tales from our three different countries. These new songs also contains open sections for improvisation which allows space to create something new each time we perform this
music. It has been an exciting process to combine a more contemporary approach with the use of electronics together with traditional instruments. Combining our three different cultural and musical backgrounds together with original new compositions was a fun and a challenging process and we are very proud of our debut album 'ELDA' which we feel express our cultural identity both as individuals and as a group of people.