Three international acts come to the city this weekend
King of Ngoni
Treat your souls to the magic of ngoni by none other than Grammy Award-nominated Cheick Hamala Diabate from Mali. He’s known world over for his exploits with ngoni, a stringed lute related to the American banjo. Through his music, Hamala shares the history, and music tradition of his ancestors. He’s performed at the Kennedy Center, the United States Senate, and the Smithsonian Institution, and played with quite a few American string and blues legends. April 16. At Windmills Craftworks, Whitefield. 9.30 pm. Tickets (`500 upwards) on bookmyshow.com
In the run up to the main ‘Supersonic’ festival, Vh1 Supersonic Arcade is bringing Jeffrey Sutorius aka Dutch DJ to India for a multi-city tour. He is the frontman, and face of the
famous Dash Berlin electronic music group. Since the success of Till The Sky Falls Down in 2007, he has been signed by Armin Van Buren for his Armada Music Label, has been nominated for ‘The Best European DJ’ at the IDMA’s and entered DJ Mag Top 100 at number 15. His Waiting, Better Half of Me, and New York City are the fixtures of parties. April 17. At Royal Orchid Resort. 5 pm. Tickets (`1,132 upwards) on meraevents.com
Danny Cudd and Markus Offbeat from the UK have made a name for themselves as ‘hang musicians’. Chances are that most of us aren’t even aware what that means. The hang (drum) is a metallic percussive instrument handmade in Switzerland, and looks like a cross between a steelpan and a cartoon spaceship. It produces resonating, melodious, and mystical sound. Keeping the hang as the base, the duo add modern electronic beats to their compositions. Their music video Once Again garnered a whopping 10 million YouTube views.
April 16. `400 (entry). At blueFROG, Church Street. 9 pm onwards. Details: 69999549
— Team Indulge