The word Tathata is Sanskrit for "as it is," or "suchness," which expands into timeless and universal truth as it is always in a changing world.
Tathata is a dynamic sextet comprised of some of Albuquerque's finest artists and performers. This rhythm-driven group has been steadily sculpting its sound and drawing enthusiastic crowds to live shows for many years. Our sound encompasses the influences of Celtica, Rock, Funk and Folk music, along with the fantastically danceable
Middle Eastern and Flamenco places from which we originally hailed. With an original sound accessible to many and a draw from half a dozen various local scenes--festival, foot stomp and frolicking feast--Tathata is the sound of splendid suchness.
Ecstatic cross-planetary, devotional and secular percussion-driven dance music, lifting up soaring melodies with deep rhythms in a truly original blend, sprinkled with Celtica, kirtan, drum jams, earth-devotional chants, uplifting ballads, and a few tasty covers.
Hand drums from Africa, the Middle East and the Carribean, flutes from the far corners of the earth, guitar, bass, and rich vocals rise up singing songs of evolving planetary consciousness with reverence for the earth and each other.
Io: vocals, percussion
Matti Greenman: guitar, vocals, hand drums
Kimi Foree: flutes, vocals
Cody Jones: hand drums, percussion
Steve Richards: bass, hand drums
James Shore: hand drums, percussion
Vesica includes vocal & percussion performances by James Shore, who has been recently replaced in the band by mandolin, harp and bass-player Dave Hoover.
If you'd like to be on our mailing list for performances in the Albuquerque, NM area, please email us at TathataAbq@gmail.com. Thank you!