Kallio Slaaki




Kallio Slaaki, the energetically eclectic percussion ensemble fronted by the charismatic and rhythmically multi-faceted Mika Kallio have released their LP, “Polymania for percussion”, in 2013.

Founded in 2008 by Mika Kallio, the group features three of Finland’s most well-established and respected percussionists: Kallio, Mikko Hassinen and Anssi Nykänen. With all three members hailing from different fields of drumming expertise, Kallio Slaaki features a wide variety of percussive textures performed with drums, cymbals, gongs, tuned gongs, chimes, bells, sound discs, shakers, sound plates, rako-rakos, cowbells, woodblocks, bowls, flex-a-tone, tambourines, hand cymbals, whistles, sticks, brushes and mallets. In the groups performances, dense textures are interwoven into sparser ones, leaving the listener with an inspired, meditative experience as they enter their intriguing world of percussive sounds.

text: André Sumelius

photo: Heikki Tuuli

Kallio Slaaki Telakalla 17.1.2013 – Jyrki Kallio

KallioSlaaki Porin Kulttuurikulmassa 18.1.2013 – Jouko Kirstilä

Kallio Slaaki Polymania For Percussion LP Review All About Jazz – Anthony Shaw

Kallio Slaaki Viitasaaren Musiikin Aika – Samuli Tiikkaja

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