Indian spiced electronic crossover
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 … 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).
june 11, Plekk, Amsterdam
june 18, Houtfestival Haarlem
august 27, VOLfest festival, Zeist
october 02 Dock Zuid, Tilburg
oktober 07 Mark My Wor(l)ds Utrecht
october 26, Mr Jazz, Zutphen
oktober 27th, Salon Ijzerstaven, Amsterdam
oktober 28th, Sound Of Europe, Breda
november 5, November Music, s’Hertogenbosh
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.
Raised in Thailand, Uganda and Germany my appetite for musical adventures takes me all over the globe. Always on the lookout for vibrant collaborations with unique voices in music, far from conventional, hitting the essence and celebrating life.
I deliver a sound, giving my instrument dimension and depth and I love to casually shatter any stereotypes around the flute. My solo recitals in contemporary music, interpretations of Afro Cuban religious folklore, West African Fula music and Turkish free improvised music especially gained much international acclaim.
Obsessed by music I use my voice to reach a world beyond. I surrender completely to artistic expression.
Professor for flute at the Utrecht and Rotterdam Conservatories.
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