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BiographyOpen or Close
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 MembersOpen or Close
DARABUKA / DOUF / RIQ / ZILLS.
OUD, SHAWMS, GUITAR, SAZ, INDIAN HARMONIUM, ARABIC PERCUSSION.
INDIAN TABLA, ARABIC PERCUSSION
GUITARS, INDIAN TABLA, ARABIC PERCUSSION.
ARABIC DANCE, ULLULATIONS
Past EventsOpen or Close
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
DORIS/BELTANE AFRO FIESTA - 2007
PANJANDRUMS EXTRAVAGANZA 4 - 2007
AURAL MOSAIC - £10.00
- Mustapha Album Track Length - 03:55. The ubiqiutous one.
- Crossing The Bosphorus Album Track Length - 06:34. Balkan 7/8 crosses over to Turkish 9/8
- Herentia Latina Album Track Length - 07:56. Flamenco rumba favourite.
- La Tarara Album Track Length - 04:00. Spanish classic.
- Desert Blues Album Track Length - 05:35. Toureg inspired jam.
- Longachifti Album Track Length - 03:55. Turkish classics melded with a dubby interlude.
- Turkey vs Brazil Album Track Length - 03:55. Latin fusion groove inspired by the Turkey vs Brazil semi final World Cup 2002.
- Moorish Masala Album Track Length - 03:55. Soaring Panjans anthem
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