Location: Auditorium, AFB
Date: Fri, 2011/06/10 (All day)
Shoonya is a world music band seeks to create its own dialect, culled from influences that range from folk music, Carnatic and Hindustani music to West African rhythms.
Band takes inspiration from their “nothingness” to create some of the most eclectic and genre defying music.
Shoonya is a platform for people from various artistic backgrounds to introduce their musical ideas into the mix, and have at some point worked with art forms ranging from theatre and dance to electronic music. Beyond their genre defying experiments in contemporary music.
Ashok Kumar: Band leader, Ashok began his musical journey with the tabla, before stumbling upon the West African drum, the djembe. He fell in love with the sounds and the possibilities of the instrument and decided to bring it in as the backbone of the band. Ashok has married the djembe to a host of electronic instruments besides the regular wind and stringed instruments ranging from the saxophone to the guitar.
Ashok Kumar – Djembe (African Drum) Phone: 9980344788. Entry: Rs 200/