Though guitarist-composer Jean-Jacques Rojer resides in Amsterdam, just 50 kilometers from where he graduated with a music degree in 2003 from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, his heart remains nearly 8,000 kilometers away in the tiny Dutch island country of Cura├žao in the southern Caribbean Sea. It is home for Rojer and where he absorbed the indigenous African-rooted rhythms of tumba, danza, tamb├║ and se├║ as well as the local muzik di zumbi style. Descending from a long line of acclaimed Cura├žaoan musicians (his father Robert Rojer is an accomplished pianist-composer, his great grandfather Jacobo Palm is a renowned multi-instrumentalist and prolific composer, and his great, great, great grandfather Jan Gerard Palm is often referred to as "the father of Cura├žao's classical music), it was probably a fait accompli that Jean-Jacques would follow in the footsteps of his ancestors. But the versatile and talented musician ended up forging his own unique path on the road to Soko, his exciting Afro-Cura├žaoan jazz project and third recording as a leader. //
Though guitarist-composer Jean-Jacques Rojer resides in Amsterdam, just 50 kilometers from where he graduated with a music degree in 2003 from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, his heart remains nearly 8,000 kilometers away in the tiny Dutch island country of Cura├žao in the southern Caribbean Sea. It is home for Rojer and where he absorbed the indigenous African-rooted rhythms of tumba, danza, tamb├║ and se├║ as well as the local muzik di zumbi style. Descending from a long line of acclaimed Cura├žaoan musicians (his father Robert Rojer is an accomplished pianist-composer, his great grandfather Jacobo Palm is a renowned multi-instrumentalist and prolific composer, and his great, great, great grandfather Jan Gerard Palm is often referred to as "the father of Cura├žao's classical music), it was probably a fait accompli that Jean-Jacques would follow in the footsteps of his ancestors. But the versatile and talented musician ended up forging his own unique path on the road to Soko, his exciting Afro-Cura├žaoan jazz project and third recording as a leader. //
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Format: CD
Rel. Date: 08/06/2021
UPC: 016728160421

Soko
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1. Zumbi
2. Guiambo
3. Roce
4. Ruas
5. O ma charmante, ├ępargnez-moi
6. Dindin
7. Soko
8. Caballo Viejo
9. Speak Low
10. Sali├▒a
11. Brua

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Though guitarist-composer Jean-Jacques Rojer resides in Amsterdam, just 50 kilometers from where he graduated with a music degree in 2003 from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, his heart remains nearly 8,000 kilometers away in the tiny Dutch island country of Cura├žao in the southern Caribbean Sea. It is home for Rojer and where he absorbed the indigenous African-rooted rhythms of tumba, danza, tamb├║ and se├║ as well as the local muzik di zumbi style. Descending from a long line of acclaimed Cura├žaoan musicians (his father Robert Rojer is an accomplished pianist-composer, his great grandfather Jacobo Palm is a renowned multi-instrumentalist and prolific composer, and his great, great, great grandfather Jan Gerard Palm is often referred to as "the father of Cura├žao's classical music), it was probably a fait accompli that Jean-Jacques would follow in the footsteps of his ancestors. But the versatile and talented musician ended up forging his own unique path on the road to Soko, his exciting Afro-Cura├žaoan jazz project and third recording as a leader. //