World Class Musicians join forces with “the world’s greatest DJ”.
In the world of exotic, global beats, African rhythms and ambient melodies, Transglobal Underground have no peer. Over 25 years ago they put a new outline into the British musical map, they are the original fusionists of club culture and world music having created a whole new onstage experience that united some of the most important musicians of their day.
A unique vocalist of multiple origins, Natacha first worked in the UK with Invader of the Heart before coming to prominence in the 1990s with TGU’s first 4 albums. She launched her solo career, with the TGU produced album Diaspora which combined a dance-dub mix with traditional Arabic melodies. Her third, the platinum selling Gedida included her version of Mon Amie La Rose which made her an icon in France and won a Victoires de la Musique award in 1999. During her career she’s mixed hindi pop, drum and bass, rai, French chanson, worked with Jean Michel Jarre, Nittin Sawney, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Belinda Carlisle and Franco Lebanese trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf which heralded a move into jazz in 2015. Although leaving the group in 1999, Natacha has continued to appear on special occasions with TGU ever since.
One of the original members of the Nation Records team, Goldfinger worked both with the original TGU lineup and Asian hiphop band Fun^Da^Mental, who achieved critical acclaim by winning Best Newcomer “Innovation” Award in 1992. In 1993 he created a new group named Detrimental who became winners of the Rappers of the Year award 1994. Goldfinger then joined Manchester icon Ian Brown on his solo journey and played as part of his live band until 2009.
Goldfinger also develops musical compositions with independent television companies to incorporate and fuse various music styles, one of which was the Black Bag series, which won the Documentaries Award 1993.
Drummer, programmer DJ and producer Mantu has been a part of Trans Global Underground since its inception in 1991. He has co-produced 3 albums by the Natacha Atlas and has toured extensively around the world , including a European tour with Page and Plant. He co-produced the 2012 Olympics River of Music live project, involving musicians from the seven Gulf States. He also produced the EU grant funded project UNITE which involved an album and tour with musical partners from all around Europe. Currently he’s constantly in demand in London as both a live and studio drummer.
Special Guest DJ Andy Kershaw – “The Original & Only Global Music DJ”
Andy Kershaw doesn’t follow. He leads. A DJ who breaks the rules and dares to play something different: irresistible dance music from around Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America – Soukouss to Salsa, Roots Reggae to Rai, Soca to South African Township Jive. And all points in between.
Friday 2nd November
HOLMFIRTH – Picturedrome
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