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Shareholder Tom - Havanna - Asmara, Via Colonia
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Shareholder Tom

Havanna - Asmara, Via Colonia

buro 9 music

Released: 28th February 2011 | 10 track pop album
Once a journalist wrote, listening to the music from Shareholder Tom was like watching a Fatih Akin movie: Germany, as a country, where living together in a multicultural community is fun and furthermore feels damn good. Indeed it is a motley crew, Thomas Berghaus aka Shareholder Tom brought together in the last years. Many guest interpreter from his second album Havanna -Asmara, via Colonia (Release February, 14th 2011) could already be carried on his debut record Emotional Value from 2009: For example the Eritreer Fijori (Rita Gabir), who lives near Munich; jazz singer Alison Degbe with roots in Karlsruhe, Germany, and Ghana; or the Londoner MC Travis Blake, whose family immigrate to the UK from Jamaica. Friendships prospered between the artists joining the first album, thus they all got together again for working on the second Shareholder Tom record Havanna -Asmara, via Colonia. It´s a musicial trip around the world, where everything seems to be possible: a MC from London raps to a Cuban mambo in a straight Cockney-English (Feel Music, Love & Hate). Or Berghaus brings in an Afrobeat-inspired instrumental track in Fela Kuti style with exclusively Cologne musicians (Stopover Abeokuta). Without further ado exactly this song was remixed by Sosue, also a Cologne DJane (Sosue Soulkomplex RMX). Just like on the debut, the linguistical journey leads to Asmara, the capital of Eritrea (East Africa): Fijori recorded two songs (Lomi and Rechibejo) in Tigrinya, the national language of Eritrea. Obviously Berghaus also knows no bounds concerning music. And therefore the album ends with a House-remix, brought in by Alex B. Groove, Cologne DJ and producer who is now living in Colombia (Love Leaves You Blue -Alex B. Groove RMX). The current Shareholder Tom album will be the seond record release on Buro9 Music, Berghaus´ own Label. Buro.9, that´s also the name of Thoms Berghaus´ publishing company, where he works as publisher and editor of the Soul/Jazz/Funk-mag uptown strut, which appears four times a year.