was a warm summer's night in Berlin, and a large crowd turned up
at the garden of the popular venue, Pfefferberg, to hear the music
of Larry Porter and Solayman Alizo. The setting under a starry sky
was perfect, and the musicians responded with an offering full of
verve and spontaneity.
SOLAYMAN ALIZO was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and came to Germany
at the age of 10. He studied tabla with the Indian master, Sankha
Chatterjee, and soon established himself as the best accompanist
in the Afghan community in Berlin.
He has played and recorded with singers, Ahmad Wali, Harun Lamha,
and Hafiz Ali.