Trilok Gurtu Band to Perform at MIMO Festival 2014 in Ouro Preto and Olinda

Trilok Gurtu
Trilok Gurtu
Multiple-award winning Indian percussionist and composer Trilok Gurtu is set to perform on August 31, 2014 at MIMO Festival 2014 in Ouro Preto at Praça Tiradentes at 16:30 (4:30 pm). He will later perform on September 4 at MIMO’s festival in Olinda at Praça Do Carmo at 20:30 (8:30 pm).

Trilok Gurtu will show Brazilian audiences why he has become one of the most respected names in contemporary music. A sought-after live performer and recording artist in the U.S. and Europe throughout a 40- year career, Trilok Gurtu began to flourish encouraged by trumpeter Don Cherry.

Master of the tabla, he has played with the greatest names in jazz, from Bill Evans to Joe Zawinul, rock stars Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton, African celebrities Salif Keita and Oumou Sangare. But it was in the John McLaughlin Trio that he became known to a broader international audience. With a close bond with Brazilian music, Trilok Gurtu is preparing a special repertoire, much in the spirit of “music without borders”, with excerpts of his acclaimed album Spellbound.

MIMO Festival 2014 presents some of the finest acts in jazz, world music and classical. It takes place August 29-31 in Ouro Preto (Minas Gerais); September 4-7 at Olinda (Pernambuco); October 10-12 at Paraty (Rio De Janeiro State); and October 17-19 at Tiradentes (Minas Gerais).

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Author: World Music Central News Department

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