Ebo Krdum
Photo: Olof Grind, Sweden
Photo: Olof Grind, Sweden
Photo: Olof Grind, Sweden
Photo: Olof Grind, Sweden
Photo: Olof Grind, Sweden

Songs

"Music for the earth."
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Videos

With a trio at Selam Session. Perc: Robin Cochrane, bass: SugarRay Napunyi
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  • country:Sudan
  • style(s):Afrobeat, Songwriter
  • label:Supertraditional
  • type:Band, Solo, Composer/Songwriter
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:vocal, singer songwriter, guitar
  • artist posted by:Supertraditional

Line up

  • Adam Grauman  (bass, viola d’gamba)
  • Ale Möller  (flutes, mandola)
  • Anna Rubinsztein  (viola, viola dámore)
  • Ebo Krdum (lead vocals, guitar)
  • Robin Cochrane  (percussion)
  • SugarRay Napunyi  (bass)

Links

A voice rising from the ashes of war.

Ebo Krdum is a Sudanese-Swedish self-taught singer, guitarist, artist and activist. He creates contemporary political afro-blues music rooted in several musical traditions around the sub-Saharan area. Ebo sings in eight different languages and his lyrics mostly contain topics such as justice, peace, freedom, equality, diversity and liberty.

When Ebo was only six years old he discovered that he could sing and drum with his bare hands and he started entertaining people in his village, where he’d sometimes got paid with a small penny or sweets. At the age of thirteen he built his own guitar and learned how to play through his father’s radio and the only black-white TV in the village, where he got to hear artist as Ali Farka Touré and Boubacar Traoré. Later in life Ebo also learned how to play other instruments such as gojo, ngoni, oud, tamboor, drums and keyboard.

When the war started in Darfur in 2003 Ebo became an important voice for the peaceful revolution against the corrupt and violent regime. Beside his musical participation in the situation, he was also active in a huge activism for the opposition that aimed to overthrow the dictatorship in Sudan, which was also the reason why he was forced to flee the country. Ebo is now based in Stockholm, Sweden, where he has established himself as one of the most prominent world music acts on the music-scene. The single ”Revolution Call" is Ebo Krdum´s first release as a solo artist and the song is inspired by the Sudanese peaceful-revolution of 2019, which marked the end of thirty years of brutal dictatorship. ”Revolution Call” will be the first single from the upcoming full-length album "Diversity" (released 10/09), where he in addition to combining Scandinavian folk music with afro-blues and afrobeat sings in eight different languages, in this collaboration with the newly started record label Supertraditional.


Concerts

Ebo Krdum