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Persone Stockholm (Sweden)
Persone, from Stockholm, Sweden, was first created only for a single concert in the Esperanto Culture Festival (KEF) in 1986. The original idea was Börje Lunds, who also came up with the groups name: Persone (Personnaly). Their first rehearsal took place on the 7th of March 1986. Then, after a trial concert on the 9th of May 1986 with an audience of friends in a cultural center in Stockholm, the group decided they were ready to take on a real concert.
The premier performance in public occurred on the 17th of May 1986 in Uppsala, Sweden, during KEF. It was a success. An impressed participant, writing in the Esperanto press, called the concert one of the major and most powerful events that ever happened in an Esperanto meeting.
Because of this great success, the band decided to continue. No one then suspected just how long-lived Persone was going to be.
Persone recorded and released its first album, 62 Minutoj, in 1987. That same year, Persone went on tour in Poland for eight concerts.
In 1988 there were changes. A new member joined the group: Benedikte Weinreich (synthesizer). A few months later, Per Ola left the group. This new quartet made up Persone for approximately one year, during which they concerted in the International Youth Congress (IJK) in Zagreb, Croatia, and in the second KEF in Lund, Sweden.
In 1989 Benedikte left the band, and so for a certain time Persone was only made up of Börje, Martin, and Bertilo. During this time, they concerted, among other places, in the IJK in Kerkrade, the Netherlands.
At the end of 1989, the founder Börje, who was no longer living in Stockholm, decided to end his career in Persone. But the band could only carry on. Martin was then studying rock music course, and in the class he found the perfect new member: Anders Grop (electric bass, voice), who willingly took up Esperanto in order to join Persone.
The new trio with Martin, Bertilo, and Anders, had a rich career from 1990 to 2000, with many concerts in a variety of countries such as Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Finland, Norway, Denmark, France, and Russia; and recorded four albums: En la spegulo (In the Mirror) (1991), Povus esti simple... (It Could Be Simple...) (1996), ...sed estas ne (...But It's Not) (VKKD20, 1999), and Sen (Without) (VKKD50, 2002), an acoustic album.
Click on his three albums to listen to or download them.
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