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Filter Coffee

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Mumbai’s finest fusion ethnotronic outfit, FILTER COFFEE have arrived for their tour of UK which runs throughout July, including the Sangita Sounds & Inspiral Lounge event on 20th July 2013.  Untill now, most producers of electroacoustic indofusion music were not classically trained, but in Filter Coffe we hear the true fusion of two schools or traditions, the ancient North Indian Classical and the modern Electronic Technological.  Exciting music for exciting times!





Put together some guitar riffs, the sound of a bamboo flute, a tabla and throw in a funky electronic groove, brew it with some earthly vocals and you get ‘FILTER COFFEE’.

Filter Coffee is an Indian Folk – Electronic collaborative project brought to life by tabla player/percussionist Swarupa Ananth & flautist Shriram Sampath both who also double up as music producers. Their live performances include a unique blend of Indian Classical/Folk, instruments and voices with electronic grooves.

About Swarupa: – One half of “Filter Coffee”- Swarupa, a powerhouse performer, is one of the finest female tabla players in India. A disciple of Late Ustad Allarakha & Ustad Zakir Husain, a multitalented artiste, she plays the tabla, drums, djembe, bagalbaccha and a variety of percussion instruments from around the world.

About Shriram: – The other half of “Filter Coffee”, Shriram is a disciple of the World-renowned Flute Maestro Pundit Ronu Majumdar; Shriram specializes in playing the Indian Bansuri. Apart from the Bansuri, he’s also well versed with playing woodwinds like the Chinese Dizi, Bamboo Saxophone, Metal Flutes, Penny whistle, Didgeridoo, Ney – Egyptian flutes.

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The All-India Sufi & Mystic Music Festival takes place in multiple cities across India each year.  November & December 2011 will see 3 weekends of performances at Purana Qila, Delhi, the Horniman Circle Gardens , Mumbai  and Tollygunge Club, Kolkata featuring a broad spectrum of International musicians.

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We’ll be posting a review of the Mumbai shows later this month, but here is something to whet your mystic appetite in the form of the complete list of performances featured :-


19th November 2011, Purana Quila, Delhi
Zikr-e-Rifayi – Fakirs (Andhra Pradesh)
Jikir-Jari – Hafiza Begum Choudhury & Group (Assam)
Baul Songs – Parvathy Baul (West Bengal)
Sema – Whirling Dervishes (Turkey)
Kabirbani – Mukhtiyar Ali & Group (Rajasthan)
Sufi Qawwali – Fareed Ayaz & Group (Pakistan)

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