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25.5.2017

Suman Sridhar (IND)

Suman Sridhar & The Black Mamba

21:00
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Black Mamba prorokuje kroz performans svih crnih stvari - nerođeni potencijal, koža, veza između glazbe Južne Indije i Afrike. Black Mamba preobražava otrov u lijek putem zvuka. Otrov je predstavljen degradacijom ljudskog roda vis-a-vis globalizacije, konzumerizma i patrijarhata. Višejezični perfprmans koristi punk poeziju kao odu prolaznosti i upornosti postojanja. U tradiciji elektronske Suman Sridhar spaja nespojivo - klasične arije, dječje pjesmice, jazz izvedbe i pjesme iz Bollywooda - za stvaranje jednog internacionalnog albuma nastalog i na korijenima u rodnom joj Bombayu. Black Mamba integrira glazbu Južne Indije, klasičnu glazbu, hip-hop i afrobeat ritmove kao pozadinu crescendu izgrađenom vokalnom harmonijom i melodijom. Rezultat je jedan poseban suvremeni žanr afro-indian / punk-soul u kojem su tradicije parodije, pobožnosti i protesta neodoljivo spojene.


Suman Sridhar, umjetnica-pjevačica-kompozitorica, premošćuje svjetove jazza, elektronike, indijske klasične glazbe, afrobeata, opera, kabarea i hip-hopa. Za svoj je rad dobila jednako pohvala i kritike i komercijalnog sektora, te je stekla ugled „vokalne gimnastičarke” čiji glas bez prepreka nadilazi granice kultura, žanrova, jezika i zvukova. Bila je jedna polovica tandema Sridhar/Thayil kojeg je magazin Rolling Stone opisao kao „eksperimentalno redefiniranje nezavisne glazbe u Indiji”, te su izveli brojne hitove za Bollywood. Radove je izvodila uživo, na radiju i televiziji te u galerijama poput Southbank Center (UK), Documenta (13) (Njemačka), Tate Modern (Velika Britanija), The Great Escape (Velika Britanija), Galle književni festival (Šri Lanka), Coke Studio (MTV Indija), Goethe- Institut Chennai (Indija), Jazzmandu (Nepal), BBC- World Service (Velika Britanija), Kochi Muziris biennale (Indija) i brjnim drugima.


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The Black Mamba prophesies through performance of all things black— unborn potential, skin, the link between South Indian and African music. The Black Mamba transmutes poison into medicine through sound. Poison is represented by the degradation of the human race vis-à-vis globalisation, consumerism and patriarchy. The multi-lingual performance uses punk poetry as an ode to the ephemerality and tenacity of existence. In the tradition of electronic music sampling, Suman Sridhar references disparate sounds – a classical aria, a nursery rhyme, a jazz standard, a bollywood song to create an international yet rooted album written in her hometown city of Bombay. The Black Mamba integrates Carnatic classical, hip-hop and afrobeat rhythms against the backdrop of cascading crescendos built with looped vocal harmonies and counterpoint melodies. The result is a contemporary genre – Afro-Indian / Punk-Soul wherein the performance traditions of parody, devotion and protest are inexorably fused.

Suman Sridhar, artist-vocalist-composer bridges the worlds of jazz, electronica, Indian classical, afrobeat, opera, cabaret and hip-hop. She has received equal critical and commercial acclaim earning her the reputation of a "vocal gymnast" traversing effortlessly between cultures, genres, languages and sounds. She was one half of Sridhar/Thayil, which Rolling Stone Magazine described as “experimental, redefining independent music in India" and is recognised for Bollywood hit songs. Sridhar’s noted live, radio, televised and gallery performances include the Southbank Centre (UK), dOCUMENTA (13) (Germany), Tate Modern (UK), The Great Escape Festival (UK), Galle Literary Festival (Sri Lanka), Coke Studio (MTV India), Goethe-Institut Chennai (India), Jazzmandu (Nepal), BBC- World Service (UK), Kochi Muziris Biennale (India) etc.