FILTER COFFEE at Southbank Centre, London


The Mumbai-based duo “FILTER COFFEE” makes their debut appearance at the Southbank Centre . . . . reports Asian Lite

The Mumbai-based duo “FILTER COFFEE” makes their debut appearance at the Southbank Centre. Filter Coffee is the brainchild of Flautist Shriram and Percussionist Swarupa, who organically combine virtuosic improvisation with electronic soundscapes and hypnotic grooves; a unique sound that they call as Ethnotronic – Ethnic and Electronic. At the Southbank Centre, they will be presenting Indian classical music and a set of folk tunes from across India with an electronic twist.

Swarupa Ananth and Shriram Sampath

Shriram Sampath is an Indian Classical flautist, a student of the world-renowned flute maestro Pandit Ronu Majumdar. Apart from playing the Bansuri he has a penchant for experimenting with a variety of flutes. One half of Filter Coffee, Shriram creates a unique texture of the flutes by using electronic pedals/processors for live performances and carves the electronic soundscape of Filter Coffee.

Swarupa Ananth – has an experience of playing the Tabla for over 20 years,. She is  a disciple of Ustad Allarakha & Ustad Zakir Hussain, plays the whole gamut of percussion instruments, from the Djembe & Darbuka to the Cajon and Timbale. The other half of ‘Filter Coffee’, Swarupa is responsible for the hypnotic grooves and is known for her own signature & inventive style of blending beats with fiery Tabla Bols.

Having spent the most part of the last two years touring and playing music festivals around the world, they made an impressive appearance at Glastonbury as part of their UK tour 2014 and were the only Indian band nominated for Balcony TV’s ‘Show Of The Year 2015’ among international indie heavyweights like Grammy nominated artist Emily King, Medicine Boy from Johannesburg and London based Hawk to name a few.

Their latest endeavour would be presented by EarthSync which  is a music production house, award-winning documentary film producer, and a global, cross-cultural artistic collaborator. EarthSync’s initiative IndiEarth XChange is India’s definitive annual trade event for independent music, film and media with specific focus on India, Asia, the Indian Ocean region, and Europe.

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