Country & Eastern

Country & Eastern is the swedish label for you who love listening to the international music equivalent of slow food - al dente music.

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Country & Eastern is releasing unique recordings with:
1. some of the greatest names in Hindustani and Karnatic music from the 60's onwards
2. fantastic village music from Ghana in the 70's
3. Bitter Funeral Beer Band with and without Don Cherry in the 80's
4. Chinese Cricket Ensembles in minimalistic organic mixing, ambient in nature or arranged, in compositions and improvised installations, live concerts in various constellations with and without human musicians.
5. great music that is beeing created now in swedish/international collaborations.

We try to give you the greatest possible music - regardless of style.

participating in

  • WOMEX 2010
  • WOMEX 2009
  • WOMEX 2008
  • WOMEX 2007


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At the swedish Folk- and World Music Gala in...

C&E brunch concerts in Stockholm every saturday

From april 2 C&E will give concerts at brunch at...

New Country & Eastern Website IS UP!

We have been hibernating this winter, but NOW,...

Haci Tekbilek's Türlu nominated!

Haci Tekbilek's Türlu nominated for Manifest...

Jonas Knutsson nominated for swedish Grammy

Our latest album BLÅSLÅTAR with swedish folk...

Stockholm concert: Sadanand Naimpalli & Nityanand Haldipur

Fabulous Hindustani concert in Stockholm this...

Country & Eastern: Christmas Calendar and concerts from december 1

On december 1st our traditional Christmas...

Three new albums from Country & Eastern

Release date 20100524CE15Haci Tekbilek: TürlüHave...

Beches Brew West Coast Edition

The West Coast Edition of Beches Brew, based in...

Beches Brew nominated for Grammy and for Manifest!

First Beches Brew was among the 10 albums...

Jonas Knutsson and Mats Öberg performs in New York on monday jan 11

A rare opportunity to hear Country & Eastern...

December releases delayed.

We had planned to release two cd's on december...

Country & Eastern at womex 2009

Here is a link to our pictures from Copenhagen...

The Crickets have arrived

The Crickets have arrived in B4-156 and tomorrow...

Country & Eastern arrives in Womex today.

You will find us at B4-156 building our cosy...

Karaikudi R. Mani & Sruthi Laya - swedish tour

Karaikudi R. Mani & Sruthi Laya just completed...

Brunch concerts w Country and Eastern Café every saturday

On saturday september 12 we start brunch concerts...

Country & Eastern releases BECHES BREW

Finally Bengt Berger has managed to get a band...


"BLÅSLÅTAR" - Jonas Knutsson

"Classical Bhajans" - Swamy Haridhos

"RARE RAGAS AND TALAS - Stockholm 1986" - K. Sridhar

"Country & Eastern Christmas" - Country & Eastern Party Band & Friends

"The Sangeet Project" - Sebastian Åberg


Country & Eastern Party Band

Jonas Knutsson & Mats Öberg

Bengt Berger & Kjell Westling

Franklin "SunShip" Kiermyer

Country & Eastern Café