PREM JOSHUA & BAND
Multi-instrumentalist and composer, Prem Joshua and his international band are pioneers in the field of World Fusion Music. Drawing inspiration from the deep well of the ancient music traditions of the Indian sub-continent, while remaining constantly in touch with the pulse of contemporary Western music scene, over the years Prem Joshua & Band have continued to refine their awesome talent for fusion, creating a distinctive and unique sound beyond the borders of both East and West. With confidence, originality and virtuosity, but also with a deep reverence towards their musical roots, the band weave together threads so seemingly disparate into an exquisite organic musical whole. Indian classical, jazz, funk and ethno are so masterly, yet playfully blended, that it has indeed a completely global appeal.
For their timely interpretation of the music traditions of the East, Prem Joshua & Band have been honored worldwide. Today Prem Joshua is the number one best-selling World Music artist in India. Some of their landmark performances are as follows:
2005 Played live on ‘MTV Asia’. Also, ‘Times of India’ lauded Prem Joshua as the ‘New Guru of World Fusion Music’.
2006 Performed for the President of Malaysia and the ‘BBC’ nominated Prem Joshua for their ‘World Music Listener’s Award. Siddhi Vinayak Festival Bombay
2007 Performed for UK’s Prince Edward at the Royal Palace in London. Prem Joshua also received the award “Best Film Music on Indian TV” in Mumbai.
2008 Performed for the President of India & Prime Minister of India, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Also present at the occasion were the legendary Indian singers, Asha Bhonsle and Lata Mangeshkar.
Private performance for Prince Edward at the Royal Palace, London
Shantipi Festival, Israel
2009 Performed for the Prime Minister of India
Big Chill Festival, UK
Private performance for the Royal Family of Kuwait
2010 Performed for the Maharaja of Jodhpur in Geneva
Private performance for the Maharaja of Udaipur
2011 Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Mumbai
Glastonbury Festival, UK
2012 Indigo Festival at Lake Galilee, Israel
Prem Joshua: sitar, bamboo flutes, soprano saxophone, vocals
Robin Mattuck: keyboards, laptops, percussion, vocals
Raul Sengupta: tabla, darbouka, cajon, congas, percussion, vocals
Satgyan Fukuda: electric bass, percussion, vocals
Runa Rizvi: vocals