Introducing the launch of 'Técnica de Bombo' x JONRA. This nite explores the genres of Ethno Electronica & Ethnic House. Hosted by DJ Si Fixion & Dancer Karen Bravo. This MAY edition begins a monthly residency at Geddes Lane Ballroom.
Técnica de Bombo will feat DJ sets and live sets. The first edition explores the analogous parallels between the Afro Colombian Currulao Rhythms of West Colombia and Hindustani Rhythms played o Tabla by Bobby Singh. The nite has a large focus on Tribal, Ethic & traditional Rhythms of the world.
Karen Bravo is Afro Colombian and comes from a lineage of Currulao performers. The Currulao 6/8 Rhythm and the Indian Hindustani 6/8 rhythm will offer similarities and differing interpretations in their structure. Master Bobby Singh will play the Tabla, Lalita will play the Brazilian Pandero and Si Fixion will play the Polyneasian Log Drum. Karen Bravo will DJ Currulao and Dance the traditional moves of the Currulao Rhythm.
Si Fixion is a Music Producer and live percussionist. He plays A Polynesian Log Drum 'Pate'. The drum made of wood from Rarotonga , Cookislands has an earthy tribal tone. Si Fixion will DJ different styles of electronic music throughout the evening.
Feat on the evening are special guests Bobby Singh & Lalita Ramona Yagnik.
Tabla player Bobby Singh, a disciple of the great maestro Aneesh Pradhan, is one of the most sought-after musicians on the Australian world music circuit and is the first choice for musicians from India touring Australia and New Zealand.
Bobby has played with such luminaries as Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Purbayan Chatterjee, Shashank Subramanium & Guru Karaikudimani amongst many others.
Lalita Ramona Yagnik has spent extensive time in Brazil. She specializes in Pandero, the Brazilian drum and sings traditional chants. She also a martial artist teaching the Indian style of Martial Arts Kalari.
Geddes Lane Ballroom
Level 1/46 King St, Melbourne VIC 3000 (Enter via Geddes lane)