Indigo Live: Jon Sterckx & ArHai [May 27th]

Wednesday 27th May 

Jon Sterckx is an innovative world music percussionist equally at home with traditional & contemporary music forms. Jon plays a range of percussion instruments and has worked across a wide range of musical styles, from Indian classical music to contemporary experimental & ‘fusion’ styles, theatre & dance collaborations, and his solo multi-percussion Live Sampling / Live Looping performances – Drumscapes.

In his solo Drumscapes performances, Jon creates multi layered, highly energised rhythmic soundscapes. He skillfully brings traditional instruments and rhythms from around the world together with 21st Century performance tools, live audio processing and sound manipulation in a truly unique and innovative delivery.

All instruments are played, sampled, mixed & processed live on stage in a synthesis of traditional musicianship and live electronics.

The result is a unique blend of rhythmic soundscapes, bouncy world rhythms & high energy drumming

As well as performing at venues, festivals, melas and cultural events across the UK, Jon’s Drumscapes performances have been profiled and featured by major music software company Ableton and have also been included in the global conference foundation, TED, with a performance at TEDxWarwick in 2012. Jon’s performance of Dhaginatak at TEDxWarwick was selected for their Global Music Project – “In the spirit of Ideas worth spreading, the TEDx Global Music Project will compile and share the best musical performances from the over 5000 TEDx events around the world.” Jon’s Drumscapes performance is one of just 10 performances selected within the Worldbeats category:

“Jon provides a unique journey through all quarters of the world built around his inter-continental range of drums: tablas, riq, darabuka, vocal percussion, and much more! He is the creator of magnificent soundscapes that will transport you into an unmissable musical nirvana!” – DJ Ritu – DJ, radio presenter, world music pioneer.

Arhai is an electronic/folk duo based in London, UK, consisting of Serbian born composer and singer Jovana Backovic, and British multi-instrumentalist Adrian Lever. ArHai’s music is cinematic fusion of electronic music and folk and medieval influences from both the Gaelic and Balkan traditions. Underlined with breathtaking visuals, technologically mediated live performance of Arhai transforms the sound of Bulgarian lute and hammered dulcimer played by Adrian Lever, blending it with Jovana’s ethereal vocals. Websites/pages:

Doors open 7pm, Music starts from 8pm.

Food available from 6.30pm.

Kabaret at Karamel
4 Coburg Road
N22 6UJ

Tickets Available Online
London, United Kingdom