Colin Bass

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participation in

  • WOMEX 2017
  • WOMEX 2016
  • WOMEX 2015
  • WOMEX 2014
  • WOMEX 2013
  • WOMEX 2012
  • WOMEX 2011
  • WOMEX 2010
  • WOMEX 2009
  • WOMEX 2008
  • WOMEX 2007
  • WOMEX 2006
  • WOMEX 2004
  • WOMEX 2002
  • WOMEX 2001
  • WOMEX 2000

Record Producer, Musician, Songwriter, Studio Manager and Sound Engineer at Wild End Studio, North Wales

Recent activity:

2017 - Colin Bsss and Sambasunda headline the Matasora World Music Festival in Bandung, West Java

2016 - production and mixing of 'Osas - it's Time' album by Alhousseini Anivolla, at Wild End Studios

2016 - tour of Japan with Camel

2016 - Production of album 'Raivopyora'by Finnish kantele player/singer Maija Kauhanen in Helsinki

2015 - Release of new album 'At Wild End' on Wild End Records

2015 - 9Bach album 'Tincian' awarded 'Best Album' at Radio Two Folk Awards

2015 - European festival tour with Camel

2014 - Production and Mixing of 'Tincian' album by Welsh band 9Bach for Real World Records.

2014 - Bassist in Debashish Bhattacharya's Calcutta Chronicles UK Tour

2014 - Part 2 of Camel European Tour

2013 - Bassist for UK Progressive Rock band, Camel on European Tour Part 1

2013 - sessions for 9Bach album at Wild End Studio

2013 - Recorded Etran Finatawa album "The Sahara Sessions" in Niger. Mixed at Wild End Studio.

2012 - Conception / Musical Direction of The Bamboo Pearl Orchestra - a specially commissioned pan-Southeast Asian event for the BT River of Music Festival July 2012 in London.

2012 - Production and Mixing Krar Collective album, "Ethiopian Super Krar" for Riverboat/World Music Network

2012 - Production and Mixing of Sambasunda Quintet album, "Java", for Riverboat/World Music Network.

2012 - Mixing albums by Aluseni Anivolla (Niger) and Lord Mouse & the Kalypso Katz (DE/US/UK/RUS/PL)

2011 - Production and Mixing of Daniel Kahn & the Painted Bird album, "Lost Causes", for Oriente label - winner of the German Record Critics Award for best album in Folk/Folklore Category July 2010-June 2011.

2010 - Production and Mixing of Etran Finatawa album, "Tarkat Tajje", for World Music Network.

other artists produced include: Sambasunda, Tarika, The Klezmatics (German Record Critics Award), Ali Hassan Kuban a.o.

As musician has worked as a member of Debashish Bhattacharya's Calcutta Chronicles, Camel, 3 Mustaphas 3, Steve Hillage a.o.
Has recorded with Oumou Sangare, Maurice el Medioni, Stella Chiweshe a.o.

Released several solo albums including a series recorded in Indonesia.

Writing: Various articles and book contributions on Indonesian music.
Wrote and presented a weekly world music show on RBB Radio Multikulti in Berlin, 1994-2008

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