An encounter of three world musicians in an a sound, organic ritual and spiritual trance.
The sound African cora in combination with Indian tabla simply is mesmerizing, adding Indian Bansuri you truly get a magic sonority, intimacy and dynamic. The music reflects Africa, India, Jazz, improvisation but above all the audience is taken along in a story of the celebration of life.
Lamin Kouyate (Gambia) – african cora, voice
Tarrang Podar (India) – tabla, voice
Mark Alban Lotz – flutes, bansuri
Special guest: Sandip Bhattacharrya (India) – tabla, vocals, santoor
Initiated by the ‚Music: World Series‘ for a series of ‘untamed’ music in ‘Rasa’, Utrecht. I was asked to collect two multifarious colleagues around me and treat the audience to an unexpected and unrestrained meeting. Prepared that same afternoon: the recipe for unbridled adventure and pioneering experiences! Our encounter felt for us like coming home. The enthusiastic response by the audience gave us proof that we have to move on as a Trio and other concerts followed.
Soloist, composer, producer in jazz and contemporary music often crossing borders with other cultures. Collaborations spans an arc with film, theater, performance art, visual arts and dance.
Worked with many unknown and many famous but equally gifted unique voices in music all around the globe. Subject of international publications, prize-winner, nominated for the Edison and Beyond Magazine prize.
Professor for flute at the Utrecht and Rotterdam Conservatories.