Thursday May 13, 2021 | 19:30 CET

Crossing

Roots

DELTAS

Portugal / Brazil

KOLONIEN

Sweden

JOONAS WIDENIUS TRIO

Finland

KHOOMEI BEAT

Tuva

MOKOOMBA

Zimbabwe

CROSSING ROOTS SHOWCASE

Presentation by Sonya Mazumdar - Founder Director of Earth Sync India
Music: Khoomei Beat - Wandering the Steppe

An amalgamation of traditions are explored and reconfigured to leave you spellbound.


Portugal / Brazil

DELTAS

DELTAS is a Portuguese-Brazilian instrumental group based in Portugal. Their instrumental soundscape merges the traditional sounds from northeastern Brazil, Europe and the United States, mixing Brazilian Baião, Celtic music and Blues and the Arabic world. It doesn't matter where one begins and the other ends: their music slides over the border regions common to these rhythms, just as the waters of the Capibaribe, Tejo and Mississippi rivers would be indistinguishable if they flowed together.
Agency: D TOURS 

Sweden

KOLONIEN

The Swedish family quartet Kolonien has been part of the folk music scene for over a decade. With their characteristic vocals and diversity of musical influences, they have challenged the image of contemporary folk music and created their own space on the edges of traditional music. Kolonien was awarded ”Newcomer of the Year” at the Folk and World Music Awards in 2012 and has since then been playing over 500 concerts in 14 countries.
Agency: MTA Production AB 

Finland

JOONAS WIDENIUS TRIO

Joonas Widenius Trio is a conspiracy of world and jazz music. It combines Finnish and jazz traditions with rock and even Flamenco. Percussionist Karo Sampela brings the Andalucian groove, Tarmo Anttila colors it with the bass-line based on jazz and Finnish folklore and Joonas Widenius offers the skillful guitar lines and new compositions you haven’t heard before. Their music is like an Arktik Traktor with no borders! Let’s call it European music with an attitude.
Agency: Rockadillo Production Oy 

Tuva

KHOOMEI BEAT

Khoomei Beat is a new sound of Tuva. Their music unites utterly traditional Tuvan throat singing, earthy sounds of traditional instruments doshpuluur and Igil, the laser-precise drumming, rough-edged bass and soaring cello sounds that rush through the soul like the wind from an eagle’s wing. Seasoned with elements of funk and pop, it brings together images of the great wide-open and energy of a modern drive.
Agency: JV-Promotion 

Zimbabwe

MOKOOMBA

Mokoomba is one the most exciting bands to come out of Africa in the 21st century with an electrifying blend of Afro-fusion and tantalizing traditional Tonga rhythms. The 6 highly talented musicians from Zimbabwe generated exuberant scenes with their irrepressible energy on stage and an infectious, enjoyable and extremely danceable music! This multiple award winning band leaves no doubt of a bright future. Proven on the biggest stages from Roskilde, New Orleans Jazz Festival to Sziget.
Agency: Delicious Tunes

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May 5-7
May 12-14

2021