Tompa Eken

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Tompa Eken on stage with Psykbryt in April 2010. TompaEken20100405.jpg
Tompa Eken on stage with Psykbryt in April 2010.

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 café and concert place

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.

Stockholm Capital city in Södermanland and Uppland, Sweden

Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the most populous urban area in the Nordic countries; 962,154 people live in the municipality, approximately 1.5 million in the urban area, and 2.3 million in the metropolitan area. The city stretches across fourteen islands where Lake Mälaren flows into the Baltic Sea. Just outside the city and along the coast is the island chain of the Stockholm archipelago. The area has been settled since the Stone Age, in the 6th millennium BC, and was founded as a city in 1252 by Swedish statesman Birger Jarl. It is also the capital of Stockholm County.

Ultra house

Ultrahuset was a punk music venue run by the Ultra cultural society in Haninge, between June 1980 and August 1988. During those years it was a central point in the young punk Stockholm.


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. [1]

<i>Dagens Nyheter</i> Swedish newspaper

Dagens Nyheter, abbreviated DN, is a daily newspaper in Sweden. It is published in Stockholm and aspires to full national and international coverage.

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. [2] [3]

Trallpunk is a subgenre of punk music specially developed in Sweden. It is known for its fast drums, a melodic sound, and often politically oriented lyrics. Generally, Asta Kask and Strebers are considered to be the first trallpunk bands, but opinions diverge on the matter. During the 1990s, trallpunk saw increased popularity, particularly due to the club Kafé 44 in Stockholm and the band De Lyckliga Kompisarna.


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