Tommy Ekengren, born 17 July 1950 and more known as Tompa Eken, is one of the driving forces behind Kafé 44 in Stockholm and a central figure in the Stockholm punk and the garage rock scene. Prior to Kafe 44 Tompa was also one of the forces behind the Ultra house in Haninge, where he made the legendary ultra buns. Tompa still bakes them himself to each event and serves to both band and audience.
Kafé 44 is a café, concert venue, and anarchist bookstore in Stockholm. Based in the Kapsylen work cooperative, which was founded by an artist group in 1976, the café Dagfiket opened in its basement in the early 1980s, and was later followed by the music venue Scen 44 in 1990, and the anarchist bookstore Bokhandeln INFO a few years later.
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In 1988 he was awarded the Dagens Nyheter's culture prize Guldkängan. In the magazine Buss på Stockholm he was placed on eight place when they listed the 100 most important people of Stockholm through the ages.
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As a thanks for his dedication to young, aspiring punk-rock band and has among other the trallpunk band De lyckliga kompisarna written a tribute to him. He has also played in bands as Rudan -80 and Dödsknarkarna.
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