Boi Akih is the innovative brainchild of singer Monica Akihary and guitarist-composer Niels Brouwer. With the help of various backing musicians, this distinctive duo has been performing an unusual, cross-cultural repertoire since 1996. The music is a fusion of influences from Indonesia, European jazz, improvisation, elements of Indian classical music and African traditions. Music in which Akihary’s sultry and yet sonorous voice contrasts beautifully with the warmth of Brouwer’s abstract guitar lines. The pair have already released six albums which were received enthusiastically. Their performances at home and abroad have also been critically acclaimed. Boi Akih continues to develop their lovely, unique sound. Akihary and Brouwer are constantly striving to strike a balance between composition and free improvisation, between land and sea, and between East and West. The duo, supported by a further three band members, repeatedly succeeds in impressing audiences with their magical colors, evocative effects and rich melodies.