Jed Wagner and Thomas Richardson are the musical masterminds behind the sound of Kama Shivaya. The musicians based in Spokane Washington work closely with a tribal fusion belly dance collective known as Koreshakti and help to produce the largest original tribal fusion belly dance show in Spokane Washington and the surrounding areas.
The music on "Shadow of Change" was composed for various shows performed in 2008-2009. Music specifically tailored for the dancers pictured on the album cover. From right to left pictured on the CD are excellent tribal fusion belly dancers Janelle Jackson, Nicole Richardson, Kendra Searls, and Arika Whiteaker. Visit KORESHAKTI.COM for more info and for up and coming performances in Spokane and Seattle Washington.
Kama Shivaya being greatly inspired by these technically talented and amazing tribal fusion dancers brought forth cutting edge beats, ambient melodies with ethno world fusion and rock elements. Check out some bangin' tracks above as this is some excellent cutting edge electronic music. View the myspace page for more sounds and longer clips.
Press regarding Kama Shivaya from music journalist Isamu Jordan:
Friday, July 10, 2009
This week's Top 5 shows (July 10-16)
(Here's this week's top five picks from thesomshow.com, as it appears weekly in the Entertainment Spokane newsletter)
The High Five from thesomshow.com by Isamu Jordan
Kama Shivaya - A troupe of belly dancers clad in colorfully exotic attire dance into Caterina Winery, covered in tattoos, and speckles of musical jewelry. Throughout the night these women balance swords and plates and glasses of water on their heads while gracefully spinning and gliding to a live band, which is playing a hypnotic trance-hop instrumental that sounds like Portishead mixed with the Wu-Tang Clan. During intermission a lone dancer spins a flaming baton and hoola hoop on the patio. During the finale the standing-room only crowd is hollering and clapping in time. The Koreshakti belly dancers and music group Kama Shivaya have proven at consistently sold-out shows at Caterina Winery, that this Spokane multi-cultural performing arts collective is the real deal. Koreshakti with Kama Shivaya makes its third event at Caterina and back-to-back night patio party on Thursday, July 9 and Friday July 10 at 8 p.m. at Caterina Winery, 905 N. Washington St. Cost: $10; all ages welcome.
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Shake Your Belly Feather!
My jaw hasn't dropped like it did tonight in a long time. I, probably like most of the audience was blown away by these women. They had strength, power, beauty, and sex appeal creating a night full of entertaining "jaw-dropping" dancing. With twenty different dances and over ten different women from ballet to belly dancing, it was full of variety. Watching these ladies move their bodies was mesmerizing.
You would think well where is the music in belly dancing? When really music is a big part of the girls’ dancing. The music showcased how with each beat they could move a different muscle in their body creating a very strong & sexy dance. The Caterina stage was turned into a jungle with lots of green plants, lights, and leaves. The Kama Shivaya music was perfect for the dancers. I was told that a lot of the music was created especially for one girl and one dance.
The musicians of Kama Shivaya:
Jed Wagner - Synths, Beat Composition, Arranging, Music Composition, Studio Recording, Mastering and Production.
Thomas Richardson - Bamboo Flutes, Electric Guitar, Doumbek, Percussion, Synth, Native Flutes, Didgeridoo, Music Composition, Studio Recording, and Production
Yasmin Edwards - Doumbek
Shawn Duffey - Tabla, Roland Hand Sonic
Thomas Richardson is also a bamboo flute designer and offers a wide range of bamboo instruments off of his website at http://www.thomasrichardsonmusic.com
For exotic tunings, view the catalog