Sheema Mukherjee – Sheema (Vinyl) with USB stick

"Classically trained but a fusioneer by nature, sitarist Sheema Mukherjee has played with trance troupe Transglobal Underground and folk radicals the Imagined Village among others. This solo debut (vinyl/MP4 only)  draws from her palette with panache. Slash Sitar is a showboating rock  thrash (air sitar, anyone?); Sikkim Girls comes drenched in Bollywood  strings; Morning Celeste is a dreamy neoclassical raga; and the driving  Little Dragon sounds as though John Lee Hooker had mastered the sitar.  More unexpected are sweetly sung covers of Radiohead and Françoise Hardy  and playful evocations of 60s pop (Mrs Moo) and sodden samosas on an  English beach (Bit God). A charming, altogether singular creation." - Neil Spencer…

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Transglobal Underground July 2022 UK Tour continues…..

If we’re in your area this summer, here’s where you can get tickets….come and see us and bring your two best friends too..... Thursday July 7th, Pizza Express, London https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/trans-global-underground Friday July 8th: Rhythm Tree Festival, Isle Of Wight https://www.rhythmtree.co.uk/ Saturday July 9th, Thekla, Bristol https://www.alttickets.com/transglobal-underground-tickets/bristol-thekla/2022-07-09-19-00?_ga=2.89286046.448348833.1653819017-1716246054.1653819017 Sunday July 10th: Readipop Festival, Reading https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/readipop-festival-2022-tickets-77815499253 Friday July 15th, Pizza Express, Birmingham https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/transglobal-underground-2 Saturday July 16th, Colchester Arts Centre https://www.colchesterartscentre.com/events/gigs/transglobal-underground/ Sunday July 17th: Big Love Festival, Monmouthshire https://biglovefestival.co.uk/ Friday September 2nd: Off the Tracks festival, Donnington Park https://offthetracks.co.uk/tickets/ For all future TGU Bookings email: peter@peterconwaymanagement.com Listen to the entire Transglobal Underground catalogue here on bandcamp: https://transglobalunderground.bandcamp.com Walls Have Ears by Transglobal Underground

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Transglobal Underground – Exeter Phoenix 2nd July, 2022. Doors 7.30pm

Venue Address: Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter, EX4 3LS. Box Office 01392 667080 Venue Website: https://exeterphoenix.org.uk Advance Ticket Link: https://exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/transglobal-underground/ An unmatched opportunity to catch these international festival favourites in an intimate setting. Specialising in a dynamic fusion of Western, Asian and African influences, their unique world fusion sound has been wowing audiences since the 90’s. Their music is a blend of tradition and innovation. Famed for their scorching flamboyant live shows featuring fantastic costumes, belly dancing, hypnotic percussion, and members of the group disguised as Nepalese Temple Guardians, no two shows are ever the same as audiences get drawn into an ever more dramatic and exciting performance. Their debut album,…

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Transglobal Underground on tour in the UK 2022

It’s a huge pleasure to announce that, with live music returning again after two years of loss, Transglobal Underground have a UK tour in July to September 2022. It’s been a long time and we’re looking forward to a new start. To all those we won’t be seeing this year, we’re planning get out further in the UK and beyond in 2023. Meanwhile, if we’re in your area this summer, here’s where you can get tickets….come and see..... Sunday June 5th: One World festival, Stanmer Park, Brighton https://www.tickettailor.com/events/oneworldfestival/680342/ Saturday July 2nd, Phoenix, Exeter https://exeterphoenix.org.uk/ Thursday July 7th, Pizza Express, London https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/trans-global-underground Friday July 8th: Rhythm Tree Festival, Isle Of Wight https://www.rhythmtree.co.uk/…

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Follow Iron Man Records Telegram Channel

I’ve started a Telegram Channel for Iron Man Records in case you are interested. Follow Iron Man Records on Telegram. News from the Embassy for the Imagine Nation. Music Tour Management, Record Label, Rehearsal Space & Recording Studio. Selling Vinyl online. If something happens, call me. You can find it all here: https://t.me/ironmanrecords23

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Transglobal Underground – Touring Availability 2022

“…a band of cosmic mutant rebels” — BBC Transglobal Underground will be touring as a five piece band featuring original members Tim Whelan, drummer Hamid Mantu and storyteller Tuup alongside percussionist Rav Nieyyar and sitar player Sheema Mukherjee. Latest album ‘Walls Have Ears’ There are few acts in the UK with as strong an influence and as complex a legacy as Transglobal Underground. For over 25 years it’s been a DJ/musical collective, one of the founders of global fusion, a working band famous for it’s scorching live shows, a techno soundsystem, a folk festival rabble rouser, a pop group, a club night, a Middle Eastern hit production team, an improvised study…

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50th Anniversary Celebration of the John Sinclair Freedom Rally, Detroit, 10th December, 2021

Beatnik Youth Ambient by John Sinclair (Detroit, November 20, 2021)—Former Michigan marijuana prisoner John Sinclair, his family and friends will celebrate his release from Jackson Prison 50 years ago with an early evening party at the Ralston Holistic Healing Center at 19730 Ralston Street (near State Fair) from 6:00-10:00 pm on December 10, 2021, exactly 50 years after the John Sinclair Freedom Rally at Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor where John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Stevie Wonder, Bobby Seale, Phil Ochs, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Seger, Commander Cody and a host of others gathered to speak, play and protest the imprisonment of their friend John Sinclair following a sentence in Detroit Recorder’s…

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50th Anniversary Celebration of the John Sinclair Freedom Rally to be held at Ralston Center in Detroit on 10th December, 2021

Beatnik Youth Ambient by John Sinclair (Detroit, November 20, 2021)—Former Michigan marijuana prisoner John Sinclair, his family and friends will celebrate his release from Jackson Prison 50 years ago with an early evening party at the Ralston Holistic Healing Center and Stonehouse Bar at 19730 Ralston Street (near State Fair) from 6:00-10:00 pm on December 10, 2021, exactly 50 years after the John Sinclair Freedom Rally at Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor where John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Stevie Wonder, Bobby Seale, Phil Ochs, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Seger, Commander Cody and a host of others gathered to speak, play and protest the imprisonment of their friend John Sinclair following a sentence…

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Transglobal Underground at The Jazz Cafe, London, on Saturday, 6th November 2021 with Natacha Atlas and the Dub Colossus Sound System.

World fusion pioneers Transglobal Underground will be performing live on stage for the first time since 2019. The first concert will take place at The Jazz Cafe, London, on Saturday, November 6th, 2021 with Natacha Atlas and the Dub Colossus Sound System. The concert will be held in honor of original Transglobal Underground member, bassist guitarist and producer, the late great Nick ‘Count Dubulah’ Page, who passed away earlier this year. On what would have been his birthday, Transglobal Underground will be having a special celebration with original members Natacha Atlas, Goldfinger and Larry Whelan, who will join the regular Transglobal Underground crew to celebrate his memory, and debuting onstage one…

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Help Iron Man Records to finish building a new Embassy for the Imagine Nation

“Whoever controls the internet servers, controls the intellectual record of humankind. And by controlling the intellectual record of humankind, you control our perceptions of who we are. When all music is digital, all independence will cease.” Iron Man Records seeks to provide a cultural outpost for musicians, writers and travellers in the arts. An Embassy for the Imagine Nation committed to inspiring and promoting Independent creativity. The vast majority of the 40,000 songs uploaded daily to Spotify are home recordings. For artists and songwriters to share content at a fast and frequent pace, it makes sense to sharpen your music production. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to employ a…

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Iron Man Records downloads will be available at NAME YOUR PRICE on BANDCAMP Friday March 5th

This week, on BANDCAMP Friday which will be March 5th - All Iron Man Records downloads will be available at NAME YOUR PRICE. In other words, PAY THE ARTIST WHAT YOU LIKE. This means you can have any download you want in exchange for your email address at check out. If you have the means to do so, you can pay your own price. All Money will go to the artists. Death To Fanatics - Iron Man Records Compilation 1999-2021 by Iron Man Records Iron Man Records is giving Artists 100% of ALL their net revenue, dating back to when I set the bandcamp page up in 2010. Madness perhaps but…

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Transglobal Underground – Walls Have Ears released 15th May 2020

‘WALLS HAVE EARS’ is the new album from Transglobal Underground, featuring family members from the beginning, the present and the future. If you would like a review copy of Walls Have Ears email mark@ironmanrecords.co.uk Transglobal Underground - "Walls Have Ears" released Friday 1st May 2020 Transglobal Underground have been described as "an anarchic self-built non-structure that goes it’s own way." It's probably the best record they've made. Here's a video for a track called Ruma Jhuma. The track features Natacha Atlas and Sheema Mukherjee. Transglobal Underground - Walls Have Ears You’ve gone your own idiosyncratic way since the 1990s. You’ve refused labels, moved in and out of different scenes and styles,…

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Review: Transglobal Underground: Walls Have Ears — as glorious as ever.

With swaggering reggae beats to modern Maghrebi, the near-original line-up reunites for a new studio album. Transglobal Underground were ahead of their time. Thirty years ago they rose from the ashes of the underrated indie band Furniture as a fusion of dance and world music, the furrow they have ploughed ever since. A revolving cast of characters have come and gone — the Egyptian-British singer Natacha Atlas, whose subsequent solo albums have ranged from Cairene strings to Arabic jazz; Nick Page, known in his TGU incarnation as Count Dubulah, who went on to Syriana, Xaos and most notably Dub Colossus; Johnny Kalsi of the Dhol Foundation and Imagined Village. TGU were…

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Natacha Atlas – It’s A Man’s World – Music Video – From the album Strange Days (Whirlwind Recordings, 2019)

Natacha’s revisit of the much-loved classic “It’s A Man’s World” was prompted by a belief that its message is ever more poignant in the context of today’s world. For all the apparent progress made since this song was penned in 1966, there remains a huge disparity between society’s valuation of women vs men within the current socio-economic structure. Released on May 3 2020 in joint celebration of James Brown‘s birthday and women everywhere. Directed by Riffy Ahmed https://www.natachaatlasofficial.com https://www.whirlwindrecordings.com Natacha Atlas - Voice Alcyona Mick - Piano Andy Hamill - Double Bass Vasilis Sarikis - Percussion Samy Bishai, Emma Smith, Oli Langford, Stephen Hussey - Violin I JennyMay Logan, Gillon Cameron,…

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Transglobal Underground – Walls Have Ears – For today only on Bandcamp

‘WALLS HAVE EARS’ is the new album from Transglobal Underground, featuring family members from the beginning, the present and the future. It will be released on May 15th 2020. Transglobal Underground - "Walls Have Ears" is available today Friday 1st May 2020, for one day only on Bandcamp. Available on vinyl £15, CD £10, and digital download £8. But for 24 hours only Transglobal Underground have been described as "an anarchic self-built non-structure that goes it’s own way." Tim and Hami have just sent me through an advance promo copy of the new album. It's probably the best record they've ever made. Here's a video for a track called Ruma Jhuma…

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