THE BODHISATTWA TRIO
Indian jazz bands and artists are as rare as pearls. Trio Bodhisattwa made a name for themselves in recent years with the best-selling indie album in India that made the Rolling Stone India’s list of Top 10 records of 2016 – this is nothing to sneeze at in a country with 1.4 billion inhabitants!
Their music is a spontaneous combination of jazz and rock,and their complex rhythms are bursting with experience of the hustling and bustling club scene of Calcutta. The trio easily join Indian traditional tunes with modern drum’n’bass and often invoke images of Joe Satriani and other guitar gods with the swiftness of fingers on their guitar frets and masterful fusion of jazz and rock.
They released two albums to date, Intersections and Heart of Darkness. The trio are coming to Festival Lent for a premiere of their latest, third album!
- Ghosh, electric guitar
- Premjit Dutta, drums
- Shonai, piano, keys, synth-bass
Foltin are one of the most important, if not the most important Macedonian band. Since they were founded in 1995, they already released eight albums.
Their music is difficult to define, as it always sounds unpredictable and provocative;it’s full of unconventional surprises, passion and authentic humour, and combines numerous genres ranging from electro-acoustic, alternative, rock, funk and ambient music. Foltin have the ability to create a unique and original atmosphere at their gigs that is sometimes closer to a cabaret. This is what made them famous all across Europe.
Their performances are always a breath of fresh air and full of ideas, all while giving the audience an authentic feel of the melting pot that is the Balkans.
- Pece Nikiolovski, clarinet, harmonica
- Branislav Nikolov, vocals
- Pece Trajkovski “Brada”, accordion, keyboards, guitar, percussion
- Goce Jovanovski, bass
- Slavco Jovev, drums
- Marjan Stanič, percussion