Concert JISR // BRÜCKE: From the Isar to the Ganges

JISR Event © Ali Malak

Thu, 24.03.2022

7:00 PM

Floatel Kolkata

The tour of the Munich ensemble, JISR in South Asia is about the exchange of musical cultures in many ways. Mohcine Ramdan's music project is a melting pot of diverse musical styles and traditions. The repertoire and musical influences are from Arabic classical music and poetry, African Gnawa grooves to German Krautrock, Balkan, Jazz, Tango and Andalusian Flamenco. JISR’s music is an ethnographic snapshot of a polycultural music that breaks the boundaries between different musical genres and making a space for musical imaginations. The music is unconventionally instrumented exploring and integrating the many sounds from around the world.

For 'From the Isar to the Ganges', JISR // BRÜCKE  will present music as if it is moving on its way like a caravan, moving in the moonlight, passing through the musical cultures of the South Asian continent. The audience will have the chance to embark on a multi-faceted sound journey through Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India.

Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata brings a live concert after long breaking the isolation caused due to the pandemic and invites you to the concert to enjoy the cosmic mix of sounds.


Marja Burchard: Keys, Trombone
Roman Bunka: Oud, Guitar
Mohcine Ramdan: Percussion / Gembri / Vocals
Severin Rauch: Drums 
Niko Schabel: Alto Sax, Clarinet, Bass clarinet 
Gergely Lukacs: Trumpet
Marwan Fakir: Violin

The concert  will also include guest artists from Kolkata playing with the band:

Indradeep Ghosh: Violin
Subrata Bhattacharya: Tabla
Debjani Basu: Tanpura

This concert is a part of the project "The Sound of Faraway Lands". More information here: 


This programme is open to all.

Entry to the concert will be on a first come first served basis till seats are full. Due to COVID situation limited seats are available.You are requested to take your seats between 6:15 pm and 6:45 pm. Entry will not be permitted after the concert begins.

COVID protocols will be maintained, guests without masks will not be allowed to enter. Temperature and your final vaccination certificate (digital or otherwise) will be checked at the entrance to ensure everyone's safety.

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