Prem Joshua & The Mystics of Sound, live recording (excerpts) of the concert "Bombay Groove Night" in the Open Sky House in Hitdorf on July 28, 2007.
Prem Joshua and band played at this beautiful summer evening in front of enthusiastic guests and the Open Sky House-residents including Premananda in the following cast (from left to right):
Raul Sengupta: Tabla, Darbukha, Congas, Djembe, Kajon, Percussion, Vocals
Satgyan Fukuda: Bass, Percussion, Vocals
Prem Joshua: Sitar, Bamboo flute, Soprano sax, Vocals, Loops
Chintan Relenberg: Loops, Keyboards, Darbouka, Tabla, Vocals
(The cast mentioned in the videos is not correct)
The Here-Now-TV-team asks to apologize the limited sound quality. For this film project, only the soundtrack recorded with the camera was available, so especially the bass tones are weak.
Multi-instrumentalist and composer Prem Joshua and his band The Mystics of Sound are pioneers in the field of World Music, exploring and creating a new synthesis in sound which takes us beyond the borders of both East and West.
Haunting melodies on the sitar, bamboo flute and soprano sax soar over driving tabla rhythms - ancient Sanskrit and Sufi poems are re-awakened by captivating songs and chants. And while drawing inspiration from these deep wells of the musical traditions of the East, Joshua has never lost touch with the pulse of contemporary Western music. Over the years he has continued to refine his awesome talent for fusion, mixing meditative classical Indian ragas with highly energetic compositions, modern cutting-edge sounds and grooves, to create a music both distinctive and unique.
Born to a musical family in Germany, Prem Joshua began learning the flute at the age of five, becoming a fine flautist while still a child. As a teenager he was soon performing in various Rock, Jazz and Fusion bands as a flute and saxophone player, always searching for new ways of expressing and expanding his music.
For the last 15 years he has shared the stage with internationally acclaimed musicians from East and West, performing in the USA, Japan, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Israel and Europe. Until today he has released 15 albums under his name and played on countless studio recordings. He is now the number 1 bestselling World Music artist in India and the daily newspaper "The Times of India" has lauded him as the new "Guru of Fusion". In 2003, the BBC nominated him for its prestigious "World Music Listeners Award".
Last Updated: 24. Mai 2013