Tritha & Tritha Electric
A voice : Versatile, agile, profound with a plummy richness of sound. Tritha’s dusky tones and throbbing intensity, vibrating and moving emotional commitment, entrance her audience and leave the public spell bound.
A musician :Born in Kolkata, brought up in Chennai, Tritha has trained in North Indian classical music for over 20 years, starting as early as the age of five, and studied from eminent gurus like M.R Gautam, Arun Bhaduri, Shubra Guha at the Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata. She is currently a student of Santanu Bandyopadhyay from the Bishnupur gharana.
Equally at home with Indian Classical music as with western and world music, Tritha has forged her own unique, inclusive sound and has already gained critical and popular acclaim for her songs, several of which were used by the Magnum Agency, France, for their movies on “Women changing India” last year.
Freshly collaborated with Mallika Sarabhai, on her most recent dance production “And Lalla Sang where Tritha was the voice of Lalla. Tritha has also collaborated with eminent musicians like world-famous percussionist Sivamani, Rajasthani superstar Kutle Khan and Baul maestro Paban Das Baul.
A woman : Tritha is an ardent supporter of women’s rights and includes her ideas in her songs with “Lyrics that deal with women’s liberation, social oppression and sexual exploitation” (Hindustan Times)
In June 2012, she was featured on a full page in Marie Claire India as one amongst the ten most interesting young Indian women, and also that same month, in Tehelka Magazine.
Tritha’s picture has been traveling all over the world in 2011 and 2012 with the exhibition Women Changing India, organized by the Magnum Photo Agency and BNP Paribas.
A citizen of the world : Tritha has widely traveled and recently returned to India from a 3-month tour in Europe, during which she also recorded her third album with French record label Notreespace.
She has travelled extensively for concerts in Europe in FRANCE -Paris, Nantes, Aix-en-Provence, ITALY – Verona, Lecce, GERMANY-Berlin, NEPAL & Bangadesh, India in KASHMIR-Gulmarg, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, RAJASTHAN-Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Mumbai, Goa, Pune, Jamshedpur, Darjeeling, Orissa and Kolkata.
Tritha’s first album, Live at Zorba, is coming out on August 31st 2012 on OKlisten, home to India’s finest musicians such as Raghu Dixit and Indian Ocean.
TRITHA ELECTRIC BAND (Genre : Ethno-punk)
Tritha’s music has an identity which is strongly Indian, very feminine and represents the contemporary times.
Her newest musical outfit - Tritha Electric is a very new genre which we could be called ethno punk. She conceptualized this with her collegue and drummer of the outfit, Paul Schneiter, a french musician and producer from Paris.”
To know more about Tritha electric, check the link to her latest interview in the Indian Political magazine “Tehelka” (june 30 issue).
Members of Tritha Electric Band
Tritha’s number one accompanist on percussions and guitar. Drumming since his hands could hold sticks, Paul recorded his first song when he was only 12, and went on to become a producer in Paris before moving to India three years ago. Since then he has toured India as a sound engineer working with outfits like Advaita, Faridkot, SPACE, and is currently playing drums with Delhi’s Menwhopause and african percussions like calbasse, cahon, and drums with TRITHA. He is invited this year in the Cannes Festival to play with famous Punjabi singer, Jassi.
Born and raised in DC (mostly), Antoine Guinard (also known as Tony Bass) has been actively playing the four-string (acoustic and electric) with various acts since his arrival in Delhi a few years ago. A member of psych-disco group Emperor Minge, faux-jazz trio the Jass B’stards as well as the ska//dub band The Ska Vengers, he joined forces with Tritha in late 2011 to add to her Indian classical avatar meeting world music set-up .
TRITHA ElectriC band