PANJANDRUMS

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  • Biography

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    PANJANDRUMS

    Panjandrums started way back in the late 1990's and were active through most of the 2000's. Originally comprising of myself on Middle Eastern percussion, Simon Leach on Oud, Indian Harmonium, Shawm and Arabic percussion, Andy Westwood on Spanish Guitar, Indian Tabla, Arabic percussion and Mike Ford on Indian Tabla, Arabic percussion. Fronted by popular local dancer Karine Butchard, Panjandrums started playing in and around the Bristol area putting on their own events and playing at many local parties and festivals.
    They were joined later on by Ali Cross on electric Bass, Jenny Black on Flute and Maren Lueg on Flute, Saxophone, Ney, Zurna and Turkish Clarinet. The band were fusing influences from India, Spain, North Africa, the M. East, the Balkans, Turkey with a dash of reggae and getting audiences up and dancing to their mix of original compositions and medleys of Arabic and Turkish tunes.

  • Band Members

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    CHAS WHITAKER

    DARABUKA / DOUF / RIQ / ZILLS.

    SIMON LEACH

    OUD, SHAWMS, GUITAR, SAZ, INDIAN HARMONIUM, ARABIC PERCUSSION.

    MIKE FORD

    INDIAN TABLA, ARABIC PERCUSSION

    ANDY WESTWOOD

    GUITARS, INDIAN TABLA, ARABIC PERCUSSION.

    KARINE BUTCHARD

    ARABIC DANCE, ULLULATIONS

    MAREN LUEG

    SAXOPHONE.

    JENNY BLACK

    SILVER FLUTE.

    ALI CROSS

    ELECTRIC BASS.

  • Past Events

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    ARABIAN NIGHTS - Bristol - 2002
    SHAMBALA FESTIVAL - 2002
    ASHTON COURT FESTIVAL - 2002
    JERSEY DRUM AND PERCUSSION FESTIVAL - 2002
    DRUM CAMP FESTIVAL - 2003

    BUDDHAFIELD FESTIVAL - 2004
    ST. WERBURGHS FESTIVAL - Bristol - 2004
    VEGAN FAYRE- Bristol - 2004
    GLASTONBURY ASSEMBLY ROOMS - 2005
    DIDJIN' DEVON - 2005

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AURAL MOSAIC - £10.00

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  1. Mustapha
  2. Crossing The Bosphorus
  3. Herentia Latina
  4. La Tarara
  5. Desert Blues
  6. Longachifti
  7. Turkey vs Brazil
  8. Moorish Masala

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