Hosted by Bar One, our FORMAT19 Friday Night After Party includes the LensCulture Slideshow, guest DJ Paul Lowe and a new performance commissioned for FORMAT19 inspired by the theme FOREVER//NOW performed by a unique group of innovative musicians presenting improvised loops, virtuoso beatbox, tabla, guitar and vocals. Featuring: Danny Ladwa, Tabla Jedi and Pippo De Palma.
Danny Ladwa is a vocal artist and songwriter who started his creative journey aged 11, writing lyrics and developing his talent for beatboxing. Born in Nottingham, UK, and from an Indian heritage, Danny’s career highlights include performing alongside Supa MC TC Izlam at the EcoSystem Festival in the Amazon rainforest, joining Hip Hop fusion band NOU for their UK tour, winning a place in the UK Beatbox Championship Final, and co-writing music with Mo Pleasure. Danny has supported artists such as Neneh Cherry and Lee Scratch Perry. In 2006 Danny collaborated with Gaudi and The Live Dub Laboratory which lead to a five year international tour and multiple albums. Gaudi produced Danny’s solo album Unfolding.
Dalbir Singh Rattan – known as the ‘Tabla Jedi’, Dal was classically trained by Sukhwinder Singh Pinky, one of the greatest tabla players in the UK. He’s worked with artists such as Paul Weller, Ian Brown, Richard Ashcroft and Ocean Colour Scene. “The kid’s a full drum kit,” says Aziz Ibrahim, “he’s the punk rocker of tabla!” Classically trained in the Benares Gharana, he received his guidance from his guru, tabla giant Shri Sukhvinder Singh Namdhari, aka Pinky. Dal’s own unique style combines classical form with modern and contemporary experiences drawn from a career of ambitious and innovative collaborations in the west. He is regarded as one of the most respected players from the UK.
In 2001 he met former Stone Roses/Simply Red virtuoso guitarist Aziz Ibrahim. The combination of Aziz’s ‘Asian Blues’ and Dal’s powerful energetic beats were a match made in Manchester. The band became Aziz & Dal and together they fearlessly forged a new genre in British music.
Pippo De Palma is a London based guitarist and producer who has performed for the past 25 years throughout Europe, with various artists such as: Alix, Gaudi Allstars Band, Danny Ladwa, Loungedelic, Feel Good Production, Axiom Zero, and has played gigs and festivals including: ATP 2012 UK curated by Shellac, Rage Against The Machine, Guano Apes, Muse, Therapy, Amplifiers, Wino And The Hidden Hand, Crow-Bar, Place Of Skulls, Debris Inc., Vic Du Monte, Alfredo Hernandez Kyuss, QOTSA, Sun Dial, Pawnshop, Dozer, and many more.