7.30pm, Saturday 17 December
Miguel CZACHOWSKI: flamenco guitars, percussion, palmas
Avaneendra SHEOLIKAR: sitar
Sandesh POPATKAR: tabla
Pierluca PINEROLI: cajón, percussion
Indialucia is a unique musical project that fuses two fascinating styles: Indian and Flamenco. Their 2005 self-titled album expresses both the human and melodic union of these two cultures. Recorded between 1999 and 2004, predominantly in India and Spain, the album brings together many artistes from both traditions. The end result is a masterful blend of kinetic percussion, punctuated by fiery fretwork and soaring vocal improvisations. Indialucia demonstrates, for the first time, the elements of gypsy and flamenco music with its Indian roots, fused into one breathtaking artform.
The first album of INDIALUCIA was distinguished with 1st prize in Wirtualne Gesle’s “Best Album of the Year 2005”, was awarded 2nd music critics’ prize at the New Tradition competition for the “Folk Phonogram of 2005”, and received a nomination for Fryderyk 2006 as the best album of World Music in Poland. The music from the album was used as the soundtrack for the Hollywood movie “Boondock Saints II”.
They have performed and collaborated individually and as a group with world renowned music maestros like Dr.L.Subramaniam, Kavita Krishnamurti, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Domingo Patricio, Rafael Cortés, Jorge Pardo, Pepe Habichuela, Emam, Pratap Pawar, and Ernie Watts among others. They have also taken part in numerous International music festivals and have toured and performed extensively in USA, Russia, Spain, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, UK, Finland, Romania, Turkey, Mexico, Oman, Singapore and India.