Mercury nominated electronic music producer DJ Swami joins forces with Punjabi folk musicians to create an innovative musical and visual experience, combining cutting edge electronic beats with the raw energetic DNA of Punjab.
Technology meets tradition as cutting edge live electronica and digital technologies combine with the traditional sounds of Punjab.
Mixing live electronic dance music with Punjabi dhol drums, vocals, sarangi, tumbi and the hypnotic sounding double flute algoza, the powerful distinct rhythms and traditional melodies of the Punjab will interact creatively with live electronic drum machines, synthesiser arpeggios and basslines.
Visual projections of original digital animations and live capture, produced by filmmaker John Minton, will complete a unique musical and visual event.
“One of the most electrifying performances I have ever seen” DJ Nihal (BBC Radio 1, quote about previous work by DJ Swarmi)
Punjabtronix and Reimagine India 2017
Punjabtronix is a new music project, commissioned and produced by Asian Arts Agency in partnership with Watershed, Bristol, to promote international collaborations between artists from England and India to respond to Reimagine India 2017.
Reimagine India is a cultural exchange programme designed to develop creative collaborations between art and cultural organisations in England and in India, as part of the 70th anniversary celebrations of India’s Independence taking place in 2017.
An official UK/India 2017 Event
Presented in association with Asian Arts Agency
Part of a UK tour produced and managed by Asian Arts Agency