IN SUPPORT OF MY DYCP APPLICATION
MAKING TRACKS 2020
During the online residency I created tracks with Mozambican artist Matchume Zango and Zimbabwe artist Tendai Mavengeni. I also took part in developmental workshops and delivered a talk on breaking banjo stereotypes. Matchume is the artist I plan to collaborate with for this funded project.
"Matchume Zango is regarded as one of the new masters of timbila. Over the past twenty years, he has toured the world as a performing musician and composer of traditional, experimental and fusion music. As an ambassador of Mozambican music and culture, he has performed, taught and carried out artistic and cultural projects in a number of countries. He has completed dozens of successful collaborations with international artists in the genres of music performance, theater, dance and film, and has recorded several albums with Timbila Muzimba, MoSomeBigNoise, Kubilai Khan and Forest Jam."
Global Folk Outfit
THE LOFT TAPS 2019
"Fascinating stuff... I'm really enjoying Mishra's blend"
Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2
“An airborne amalgam of cross-continental pollinations”
As story-telling musician in Pif-Paf's show TOAST we share music, stories and recipes from different cultures around the world. This has involved learning songs in multiple languages, understanding character development and workshopping with renowned storyteller Ian Douglas.
SHEFFIELD INDIAN MUSIC ENSEMBLE
University of Sheffield
Though the Indian Music Ensemble and private study with ensemble leader John Ball I have begun studying Indian classical music on the banjo and vocals. It has impacted my music making greatly, particularly in composition. In 2019 we travelled to Baroda, India and performed and collaborated with student of the University.
As part of Virtual Migrants 2019, I collaborated and performed with Mina Salama.
Recent collaboration with harpist and contemporary composer Manon McCoy
As of 2021 I perform and compose as part of transatlantic folk band The Magpies.