Danish natives Uffe Savery and Morten Friis met in 1977 while participating in the Tivoli Garden Boys' Guard and later attended the Royal Danish Conservatory of Music.
The two created an experimental project called Safri Duo. Discovered by a label executive working for a classical department, they teamed up with a trance producer and signed with Universal Denmark in 1999 to make a dance/club record that combined traditional ethnic and last generation instruments. Safri Duo won a Danish Music Award for Best Danish Club Hit with "Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)," released worldwide in January 2001. ~ Drago Bonacich, Rovi