Oran Ektin has been described as a "great clarinet player" and "an excellent improviser" by the New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff and a "woodwind maestro" by PRI's internationally syndicated show, Afropop Worldwide. He has performed around the world with musicians ranging from jazz guitarist Mike Stern to rapper Wyclef Jean. Etkin's music is featured on a GRAMMY Nominated album, Healthy Food For Thought, alongside tracks by Russell Simmons, Moby and Sweet Honey In The Rock. He is also the creator of Timbalooloo music classes, CDs, live performances and video programing for children, which has been endorsed by Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Edie Falco, Ken Burns, Daphna Kastner Keitel and Harvey Keitel (all of whom enrolled their children in Timbalooloo Music Classes).
Playing with Oran Etkin and Timbalooloo
Label: Motema Music
Bio: The music that Oran Etkin creates with his Group Kelenia is an aural reflection of the new global landscape, painted by a young clarinetist and saxophonist born in a small town in Israel, now living in New York and leading a band comprised of Malian and American musicians. Etkin’s distinctive so...See Full Bio
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