Andro Biswane

Andro BiswaneAndro Biswane was born in Suriname, South America. He started studying classical guitar when he was 13 years old and eventually graduated in classical guitar performance from the prestigious Rotterdam Conservatory. He went back to the same conservatory to get a degree in Jazz guitar a few years later. Extending his eclectic background further, he studied west African culture for several years living in Gambia, Mali and Senegal. Andro’s unique guitar playing and writing has been an integral part of some of the best European Afro-Jazz/Funk bands such as Kara Dara and FraFra sound. Andro’s music skillfully blends American Jazz, Surinamese Kaseko and African rhythms along with Funk and Caribbean music styles. He has performed at festivals including North Sea Jazz Festival, Havana Jazz Festival, Malta Jazz Festivals, Heineken Jazz Festival Gran Canaries and various African Caribbean Festivals in Europe. Andro has performed in Cuba, USA, all across Africa, Suriname, Malta, Jamaica, Curacao, Bonaire, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic, Yugoslavia, Romania, Croatia, UK etc.

He has also worked as an actor and singer in several musical theater productions and television soap operas across Europe. He has worked with such diverse artists as David Murray, Toumani Diabaté, Lesster Bowie, Billy Haynes, Ray Appleton, Basekou Kouyate and Bharatanatyam dancer Kalpana Raghuraman amongst others. Andro is a multi-talented instrumentalist who also plays bass and African percussion. He teaches at several colleges and public schools in Netherlands and gives workshops and master-classes around the world.
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