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AUTORICKSHAW (Canada) - World Music/Jazz (pop-jazz-funk-folk)
Suba Sankaran (vocals)
Ed Hanley (tabla, vocal percussion)
Dylan Bell (bass, voice, keys, beat-boxing)
“…When their forces are combined, the results are utterly unique and musically pioneering” - The Record
“…A fascinating hybrid.” - Zeitgeist and Co, UK
AUTORICKSHAW'S music lies on the cultural cutting edge, as pop, jazz, funk and folk easily rub shoulders with the music of India. Formed in 2003, Autorickshaw is one of the most intriguing acts on the world music and jazz landscapes, garnering 2004 and 2007 JUNO nominations for World Music Album of the Year (Canadian ‘Grammy Awards’), the John Lennon Songwriting Competition Grand Prize in World Music and numerous other national and international awards.
About the musicians and their sound: Their sound showcases the sultry, sophisticated vocals of Suba Sankaran, anchored by the melodic bass-lines & beatboxing of Dylan Bell over a bed of intricate Indian percussion by Ed Hanley. The group’s diverse repertoire and range of Eastern and Western elements could only come from musicians with deep roots in both traditions.
Autorickshaw has toured extensively across Canada, the US, Europe, and the UK. In addition, Autorickshaw has toured across India, with concerts in Mumbai, Pune, Chennai and Bangalore, the Congo Square Jazz Festival in Kolkata, and the prestigious Jaipur International Heritage Festival in Rajasthan.Widely covered within Canada, Autorickshaw has also been featured in international media, including BBC Radio, NPR’s Weekend America, Global Rhythm Magazine and All About Jazz (USA); World Music Magazine (Italy), fRoots (UK), Rave Magazine and The Hindu (India); Deutschland Radio Kultur (Germany) as well as appearing on the European World Music Charts.