Posted July 6, 2016
Our Karnatic guests are preparing!
We are proud and happy to welcome the Akkarai Sisters, Subhalakshmi and Sornalatha, as well as Shreesundar Kumar on mridangam/khanjira and Jayachandra Rao on mridangam to Sweden in October where they will perform as part of Beches Indian Brew as well as giving some Karnatic concerts and workshops.
The tour starts in Stockholm on October 16 but Vidwan Jayachandra Rao will join a couple of days later, straight from a tour with flute great Shashank.
We are excited as these musician are among the most accomplished in the Karnatic tradition, a genre that has the greatest musicians in the world.
This is our poster, download it from the B.I.B. page where you also find press kits, photos and other stuff:
Posted July 1, 2016
Apart & Pizza Excess w Beches Brew from TISS in Mumbai 20160112
Joyful versions of Apart and Pizza Excess from our Beches Indian Brew tour, recorded at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai on January 12, 2016. Musicians: Bengt Berger, drums; Lise-Lotte Norelius, percussion/electronics; Stefan Bellnäs, beyzz; Mats Öberg, keyboard; Göran Klinghagen and Max Schultz, guitars; Staffan Svensson, trumpet; Sir Thomas Jäderlund, saxophones. Film by Jöns Jönsson w Anna Inteman. Sound by Sigge Krantz. Music by Bengt Berger.
Posted June 13, 2016
Mridangam great K. U. Jayachandra Rao in Beches Indian Brew
He is one of the stalwarts in the world of Indian rhythm today and regularly performs with all the leading musicians on the Karnatic classical scene but he is equally at home on the world music scene. Jayachandra hails from a family of musicians and is an incredible virtuoso who will add considerably to our music.
Coming straight from a tour with flute virtuoso Shankar he will join Beches Indian Brew from October 21. Check out this solo in aditalam:
Posted June 9, 2016
”Kanjira Man” with Beches Indian Brew in October
B. Shree Sundarkumar is one of the leading Kanjira artists in the world of Rhythm music. Having entered the musical world at the age of three, he has been mesmerizing audiences with his intricate rhythm beats and innate creativity that he inherited from his musical family.
After the initial tutelage under his father, a renowned Mridangam player, Dr. K. B. S Mani, he underwent rigorous training under legendary Guru Karaikudi Sri R. Mani. It was under his guidance that Sundarkumar perfected the art of playing Mridangam, and then took to playing his most favorite percussion instrument, the Kanjira. His mastery and understanding of the subtle nuances of playing this instrument is unparalleled.
Here you can check out his amazing playing during a live solo with the legendary U. Sivaraman:
With his great attitude and sense of humour he will fit in very well in Beches Indian Brew as you can see from his remix of Michael Jackson’s Beat It!
More about Vidwan Shree Sundarkumar www.kanjiraman.com
Posted May 31, 2016
Senior Master Drummer Doe Kushiator (Ghana) joins Beches Indian Brew
Beches Indian Brew gets a spicy ingredient when Doe Kushiator will join for the October tour!
Senior Master Drummer Doe Kushiator has the status of a priest in the ancient Blekete cult and is a legendary Ewe drummer in West Africa that Bengt Berger was learning from 1975-77. ”Together our percussionists will offer spectacular rhythmic fireworks”. Doe played with us when he visited Sweden in 2014.