Indian spiced electronic crossover
Shashwathi Jagadish – vocals
Stefan Schmid (Zuco 103, New Cool Collective) – electronica, beats, keys
Heiko Dijker (Scapino Ballet, Tablatronics) – tabla, beats
Mark Alban Lotz (Chris Potter Tentet, Giovanca) – flute, Bansuri, fx
Mandala Tribe is an synergetic combination in electronic music with Jazz and Indian music. Decoding Raga’s in dynamic beats, harmony and with an itching electro-acoustic sound and spiritual touch.
‘Mandala Tribe Extended’ features New Delhi based violinist Sharat Shrivastava and multi-instrumentalist Igor Bezget hailing from Maribor.
Performances for theVrije Geluiden (VPRO) Television, Mark My Wor(l)ds series, Mini JazzFest Amsterdam (Bimhuis), Music Meeting, Nijmegen and Deventer International.
This review also features a short live clip from the Music Meeting festival performance.
Mandala Tribe … a relief between all the pre-composed music that was heard this day. Firmly played tabla, a beautiful lyrically-played flute, compelling beats, and deep-moving Moog parties revealed the encounter of jazz, world and electronics. Exactly what the Music Meeting Festival represents. (Mixedworldmusic.com).
Carnatic musician from Chennai, was only five years old when she was inspired to start singing by her grandmother. She started learning Carnatic music formally at the age of seven under the tutelage of Shri Neyveli Ganeshan. Later, she continued her study under the guidance of Smt. Vijaylakshmi Subramaniam and Kalaimamani Smt. Bhushany Kalyanaraman. At present, she is a student of Shri. A K S Murali.
Pianist, composer, producer in settings ranging from Jazz, Electronic, Pop, Afro Cuban/Salsa, Bossa, Rock, Punk, House, DnB, Techno, Lounge, Free Form Impro. Part of the New Cool Colllective and New Cool Collective Big Band, Caro Emerald and his Guerilla sleaze Duo Hygiene. Together with Lilian Vieira and Stefan Kruger forms the band Zuco 103.
He winner of the Silveren Harp, the Edison award and nominated for the BBC World Music Awards in 2003.
Part of the faculty of The Royal Conservatory, The Hague for the Art Of Sound.
Heiko Dijker is an Amsterdam based tablaplayer, composer whose playing is marked by enthusiasm and energy, depth of knowledge and rhythmic poetry. After years of traditional training in India, living in a small clay hut and doing saintly practice in the Himalaya, he continued to learn with grandmaster Faiyaz Khan in the Guru-Shisya (Master-Disciple) system. Currently Heiko has joined his traditional skills with his electronic production and composition, and has produced several albums.
Heiko has worked with artists like Shankar Mahadevan, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Meeta Pandit, Purbayan Chatterjee, Saskia Laroo, Melissa Etheridge, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Lavinia Meijer, Rembrandt Frerichs and Ravichandra Kulur.
Next to his concerts, Heiko gives masterclasses all over the world at universities & conservatories, and teaches at the SKVR Rotterdam & at the Gandhi Centre in Den Haag.
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.