Future Sound of India
Shankar Mahadevan - Vocals
Ravichandra Kulur - Bansuri (South-Indian bamboo flutes),
Mike del Ferro - Piano, Keyboards
Heiko Dijker - Tabla, Electronics, Konnakol
Sjahin During - Afro Anatolian Percussion
The Future Sound of India fluently blends the finest melodies and rhythms of India with intelligent electronics. Atmospheric moods progressing into exciting rhythmical virtuosic improvisations take you into the realm of a mesmerising experience. A magical audio-visual experience soaring into the Future Sound of India.
These young master-musicians are on their quest of expressing the beauty and depth of their music with a lot of joy, sharing it with the audience.
Musician, songwriter, classical vocalist......
Beneath the genius’ exterior beats the heart of a highly evolved artist.
Here exists a man with captivating depth of thought, originality and expression that has highly motivated and inspired many people the world over.
The vocal cavities resonate overtones to the point where these become audible as distinct tones and dreamscape hums.
His powerful lungs, clarity of individuals notes and high-paced fingering techniques are his forte.
Ravi has developed a unique style of playing the flute and plays rare South Indian ragas in complicated rhythmic cycles.
After listening to Ravi in 2005 legendary musician Pandit Ravi Shankar invited Ravi to join him. Pandit Ravi Shankar hailed Ravichandra Kulur as a “fantastic, brilliant and very well known flutist from India”.
is an Amsterdam based tablaplayer/producer whose playing is marked by enthousiasm and energy, depth of knowledge and rhythmic poetry.
After years of training in India, he continued to learn with grandmaster Faiyaz Khan in the Guru-Shisya system. Holding a Masters-degree in classical Tabla of the Rotterdam Conservatory Heiko has been working with great Indian musicians and dancers, as well as with fusions of traditional and innovative music and dance.
Mike del Ferro
is a highly sought-after composer, pianist and arranger who writes and performs in an impressive array of musical genres. He has travelled the world extensively, searching for collaborations with musicians from cultures quite different to his own, building musical bridges between cultures not normally within reach of each other. He has managed to combine elements of the revered canons of Western music interspersed with the audacity of jazz improvisation.
Sjahin was born in Amsterdam, raised in Istanbul before moving back to the Netherlands. He studied worldwide percussion from Cuba to India, Turkey to Morocco. Sjahin is founder and bandleader of various succesful groups like Babayu Cante, Turqumstances, Tarhana & Afro Anatolian Tales. He has worked with Arto Tuncboyaciyan, Aynur, Naseer Shamma, the Gypsies from Rajastan, Theodossi Spassov, Ghalia Benali, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and many others.