Gayathri + Filter Coffee at Blue Frog, Mumbai

  • Date / Time: 02/04/2014 : 10:00 PM
  • Location: The Blue Frog
  • Address: The Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills compound,Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel West,Mumbai,Maharashtra,India
  • Organizer: The Blue Frog
  • Phone: (+)91-22-61586158, (+)91-22-65251716, (+)91-22-65251718
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Filter Coffee
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 Ethnotronic collaborative project brought to life by tabla player/percussionist Swarupa Ananth and 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.

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

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 in playing woodwinds like the Chinese Dizi, Bamboo Saxophone, Metal Flutes, Penny whistle, Didgeridoo, Ney – Egyptian flutes.

Gayathri’s voice reigns from another world. A world where the sun, the moon, the stars, the wind and the ocean collide to form a thunderous kaleidoscope of textures and emotions – all amplified through the powerful channel of her music. With songs that range from evocatively low rumbling and moody ambiences to brutal and intense anthemic melodies, her lyrics make mountains of the mundane, fearlessly revealing the rawest, most intimate version of herself.

The highest rated unsigned artist to date by RollingStone ME, Gayathri’s debut album ‘The Unknown’ is the result of a highly successful crowd-funding campaign raising over $23,000 in ten days.