The Scene: Anushka Lewis, Unohu, Tribal Flora at Blue Frog, Mumbai

  • Date / Time: 09/24/2013 : 10:00 PM
  • Location: The Blue Frog
  • Address: The Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills compound,Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel West,Mumbai,Maharashtra,India
  • Entry: Free
  • Organizer: The Blue Frog

Tribal Flora
Tribal Flora is music that transcends space and time. We started out as a group of friends casually meeting up and jamming out the sunsets by the seaside. At the time, we would mostly play tribal rhythms with earthy instruments – djembes, didgeridoos, morsing (Jew’s harp) and other various indigenous drums. The sound gradually crystallized into a form which was earthy and primal.

More recently, we’ve built upon the solid foundation of tribal rhythm and added a variety of flavour to our music to create a unique sound. We include elements from Indian classical, tribal/folk, western (classical, jazz, blues, reggae, and rock), electronica, DnB and psychedelic music.

Our sonic arsenal comprises of various indigenous as well as mainstream instruments—we got…tablas, djembes, a drum kit, didgeridoos, kalimba, guitars, morsings or mouth harps, flute and digital sound synthesis elements (MIDI/sequencer).

A lot of the inspiration is drawn from nature. We’ve spent a lot of time outdoors together, often jamming with the insects, birds, rivers, wind and fire. Most of our music is spontaneously improvised.