Tolyqyn is a three piece rock/jazz band founded by Roland Satterwhite (Moka Efti Orchestra, Django Lassi) in Berlin featuring the invented “plucked viola” style. The band is defiantly cross-genre exploring rock, jazz, Afro-cuban rhythms, West African kora music, high life groove, folk music and other genres which have influenced the trio’s musicians on their distinct sonic journeys around the world.
Their self-titled debut was released to critical acclaim, garnering praise across German radio and press, web blogs and led to their national TV debut on German national TV.
Following the release of its debut, the band has toured extensively across festivals and stages in Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands and Denmark including International Music Meeting, (NL) Tollwood (DE), Traumzeit (DE) and Copenhagen Jazz Fest (Roots & Jazz). The band is currently recording its next release, due for release in mid 2023.
Maschinenhaus, Berlin, Germany