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Roland Satterwhite is a Canadian/American Violinist, Violist and Singer. He has lived in Berlin since 2008. His songs are particularly inspired by Delta blues and traditional music from west africa including Gnawa music and kora Griot traditions. He has developed a unique way of plucking the viola and his lyrics cover a diverse range of topics, including politics, love, and animals. He leads a trio, Tolyqyn. as a violinist Roland has played with many internationally known musicians including Albita, Marta Gomez, Agujetas Chico, Gary Dial, Pedrito Martinez, Jorge Pardo, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Marta Topferova, and Carlos Hayre. He is also a member of the Moka Efti Orchestra and Django Lassi.