Artist Profiles: Sivamani


Sivamani, also known as the Prince of Percussion, plays dozens of instruments from drums and kanjira to cymbals, pots and pans ? all in one concert. His unique style combines traditional Indian drumming with Japanese, African, jazz and Latin rhythms.

Sivamani is one of India’s most popular and colorful percussionists known as much for his charisma and showmanship, as his talent.


Golden Krithis Colours (BMG Crescendo, 1994)
Pure Silk (2000)
Drums on Fire (New Earth Records, 2003)
Arima Nambi (2014)
Kanithan (2016)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for TelevisiĆ³n EspaƱola (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.


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