MUSIC

Our band, benbaroo, is all about music for the people...

We've wandered the globe, and our songs reflect those wanderings. The influences you'll hear in our music include funk (from our Philadelphia roots), pop, electronica and "space music", and "world music", with sounds from West Africa to Indonesia.

The band members in benbaroo are from all over the world, too, and they each contribute something unique to our albums. Band members include:


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bass: Benjamin Baruch "B. B." Olshin (U.S.)

o lead guitar + vocals / spoken word: Sara H. Molina (Spain)

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rhythm guitar + acoustic guitar: Achal Johal (India)

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rhythm guitar + vocals / spoken word: Juho "Juju" Saari (Finland)

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drums: Rini Ajibana (Japan)

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percussion and sampling: DJ Carlos Belo (Brazil)

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guest drums and percussion: Marc "The Markster" Cohen (Canada)

o guest vocals: A. J. Luca (U.S.)

Over the past few years, we've recorded a number of tracks, which we put together into several albums...


o album: The Undercover Man

A life of international intrigue... A dropped handkerchief, a secret photograph, and other clues... Our latest album, currently being completed in the studio, is all about living undercover, life as spy. Not literally, perhaps, but maybe we are talking about a metaphorical spy, a man gathering intelligence on what the great secret of life is all about. Listen and ponder...
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o album: Jamming to Jupiter

What happens when funk meets old science-fiction TV shows? When soul guitar meets aliens and spaceships? This album is a bit of a "fever dream mash-up" of an old British sci-fi show television, entitled "UFO", and groovy bass and guitar. Lots of music for your voyage to Jupiter!
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o album: Behold the Funky Citizen

It's a riff on political ideas... or perhaps just a way to dance to some of those political ideas... Or perhaps just a way to dance some of those ideas away... Your choice.
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o album: Everywhere and Nowhere

Foreign travel and cultural dislocation inspired this album. Strange languages, but with cool riffs... Pack your bags and listen as you jetset your way around the globe.
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o album: Desert Locations

In the film "Lawrence of Arabia", a journalist named Jackson Bentley asks T. E. Lawrence a question: "What is it, Major Lawrence, that attracts you personally to the desert?" Lawrence responds succinctly: "It's clean." So, what was it that made us put together an album about the desert? Pretty much the same idea...

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