Authentic Caribian Funky Music with influences by jazz and rock, traditional son and modern salsa -
or in short: a new sound of worldmusic –
played by a 12-member international top orchestra.
The ORQUESTA "TOKAME" is based on jazz and funk - starting from the traditional Son and Changüi - the english relatives of Cuban music.
The songs deal with everyday life situations that are put forward with a wink in Cuban tradition.
For the music and sounds of the orchestra, composer, arranger and bassist Branko Arnsek is responsible of TOKAME founded in 2002 and although born in Slovenia, has cultivated his love of Caribbean sound with TOKAME in an amazing and virtuosic way.
The band members are predominantly internationally renowned soloists from bands such as Irakere, Los Van Van, Orquesta Reve, Sierra Maestra, Son del Nene, Pupy y los que Son Son, Son Damas, Azucar Negra and the Afro Cuban All Stars, named so that surely still many friends of Caribischen Music let the heart beat faster.
After a fantastic album (Con la clave -. Tokame feat Yaqueline Castellanos & Olvido) and many acclaimed concerts TOKAME is now an integral part of the Musica Latina scene in Europe.