Thursday, January 10, 2008

Trilok Gurtu

Indian percussionist Trilok Gurtu's year in review.

Trilok Gurtu and his Talking Tabla have been associated for 20 years with great musicians of India like his mother Shobha Gurtu, Zakir Hussain, Ustad Sultan Khan and Shankar Mahadevan, African divas like Omu Sangare from mali ,Angelique Kidjo from Benin and Salif Keita from Mali. He has performed a drum solo with John Maclaughlin and a song with pop great Nene Cherry. He also presented 2 live tracks at the opening of the Indian Festival in Copenhagen.

Trilok also presented a concert at Amsterdam’s prestigious Concertgebouw, where the video of his career was shown and he also played with one of top pop groups of Holland called Blof. The queen of Holland was also present.

Trilok also performed at the Hindu Festival in Chennai with Selva Ganesh and his father Vikku in a sold-out concert and did recordings with Omara Portundo in Cuba and Turkish pop star and Eurovision winner Sertab this year. In 2008, Trilok will perform at the prestigous Celtic Festival, the Brughausen & Bremen Festival in Germany and in Spain with Flamenco, Brazilian and African musicians and with Jan Garbarek and others.

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