I love Kerieva‘s voice! its beautiful, passionate and intense!
Having a split Manouche (‘Gypsy’) and Irish lineage, Kerieva’s musical palette creates a rich soundscape reflecting her heritage within her contemporary surroundings.
Her latest album ‘Stand Aside’ released 2010, sees her alighted at a new destination, where traditional sounds and percussion interact with electronic beats, textures and beautifully layered strings. Heavily featured are, Indo-jazz clarinettist Arun Ghosh, who provides a melodic counterfoil to her soaring vocals and Dr Das, co-founder and original bassist of Asian Dub Foundation, who supplies his trademark heavyweight dub sound.
Kerieva regularly collaborates with other artists and producers. She works closely with Steve Chandra Savale (AKA Chandrasonic), she will be guest vocalist on the latest Asian Dub Foundation album, due for release early 2011.
The live show – ESCAPADE will push creative and musical boundaries further. It is a weekly musical adventure and experimental jail-break of a night consisting of a live band, visuals, DJ’s and guest artists.
Escapade will be held every Thursday, starting from 20th January 2011 (FREE ADMISSION)
This show has an unmissable launch night line up! Guests include:
- SANCHITA FARRUQUE (ex Nitin Sawhney, Trilok Gurtu, Shri and Swati Natekar)
- COCO VARMA (AKA: Earthtribe : Sitarfunk : Eastatic)
- POULOMI DESAI (Usurp Gallery)
- NIKKI LUCAS (Future Fusion)
Location: THE OAK BAR Corner of Green Lanes and Leconfield Road. Nearest tube: Manor House (Piccadilly Line) Buses 341 or 141 towards Newington Green or bus 73 from Tottenham Court Road / Kings Cross or Angel
INFO LINE +44 (0) 7989 978 362
After a short break it was time for an unforgettable audio experience. Watching and posting their “BBC Introducing” vids blogging about these guys over the past few months, Oh how I have waited for this!!
Featuring Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Shahid Abbas Khan, Jenna G and Lena Cullen – it was the fantabulous Engine Earz Experiment.
This 30 minute set drove the crowd insane, with their fusing of indigenous musics from around the world all covered in dark dubstep and unforgiving basslines that really shakes your core. Playing favourites like Lucky By Design, OHM, Reach You featuring Lena Cullen. Not forgetting the infamous putting them on the map track – Kaliyuga: for the first time two studios versions were merged into one explosive performance with English vocals provided by Jenna G and Indian vocals by Abi Sampanthan.
The crowd went fanatical when Introspector was performed with Nathan “Flutebox” Lee. Right now I’m having trouble describing what it was like as you just had to experience in the moment.
Not only was this set about the music, but the stunning visuals that were displayed went hand in hand with every track, each millisecond felt like it went through a well thought out process giving each and every track and visual a deeper meaning that we think. Hats off to you Prash and the crew!
PHEW! … by this time you’d think that was it but wait there’s more, Nathan “Flutebox” Lee and the Clinic an astounding array of talented musicians were up. They provided an acoustic display of explosive blend of musical elements like Hip Hop, Drum ‘n’ bass with Western, Indian classical and Funk melodies, definitely one spellbinding act. A guest appearance was made by Mayur Narvekar aka Bandish Projekt. He joined Flutebox for a wiked jamming session, a teaser to what I was to witness the next day!!! PHOWAAR!!
My night finished here. I had to catch the last train back to North London. I was gutted, I didn’t get to see the jam with Chandrasonic and Marty Savale from Asian Dub Foundation and Nerms closing set.
I had a truly magnificent night, it was intense, immense and incredible. For those who missed out, it was an experience worth going through to discover new and diverse music.
Thank you Ash Chandola (Director of Swaraj Music) and Southbank! Hope to see more of these events in the future!
* pics taken by David Reffell