A vocalist, composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Axel Krygier is a central figure in the alternative music scene in Argentina, where he's considered as a modern-day Renaissance man, having ran the gamut from playing in rock bands, writing scores for acclaimed playwrights, and being a forerunner of the digital cumbia movement. After two acclaimed albums in his own country, "Pesebre" is his first international release. This is how US magazine Global Rhythm described him in 2008: "Axel Krygier's unique sound -a mash-up of jazz, rock, electronica, cumbia, Argentinian folklore and experimental music - makes it easy to succumb to such tempting descriptions as "Atahualpa Yupanqui meets Thelonious Monk, performed by Frank Zappa and remixed by Diplo", but the brush that this composer paints with is even broader than that." Axel Krygier has already performed around Europe, especially in Spain and in France, where he performed both with his band and in a more minimal, sound-system-like setting, and also wrote and recorded music for a successful production by renowned Argentinian author Alfredo Arias ("Trois Tangos"). In 2008 he had also toured the US, joining forces with the spearheads of the Argentinian digital cumbia scene, the Zizek (ZZK) collective, to set clubs and festivals on ﬁre. Axel will now be spending more and more time on this side on the pond, as he's setting up a new, Paris-based band with which he will start touring upon the release of "Pesebre".