POWERFUL DANCING WITH AN OPEN HEART !
RED FULKA plays an electrifying fusion of divine melodies, deep dance floor grooves, tribal power, electronic sparks, East meets West and Balearic beauty. At the base of this group are world-renown multi-wind-instrumentalist Praful and Moroccan-Dutch producer/beat master/DJ Kareem Raïhani. Their vision is a perfect harmony of Shiva & Shakti energies – their music melts ancestral trance with modern technologies – their concerts are a joyous journey from the head to the heart. Since 2006 they have lifted the roofs and energies of festivals and (conscious) gatherings around the world, such as No Mind Fest (SE), Namaste (Ibiza, ES), Int. Peace Fest (FR), Caribbean Sea Jazz Fest (Aruba), Rainbow Spirit Fest (Munich, DE), Festi’Spirit (Trimurti, FR) and Int. Documentary Fest Amsterdam (IDFA) (NL).
After having released 2 highly praised Vinyl Singles, they presented their debut album ‘We Are One’ in fall 2011.
In February 2015, followed their single release Soul on Fire with the label Shining Music, including the title track Soul on Fire and 2 versions of Orchestre d’Amour.
Red Fulka’s planetary grooves warm the heart, touch the soul and move the waistline. Spread your wings and enjoy the flight!
“…it’s great and exactly what I like about the whole Disco/balearic thing” Alex Barck, Jazzanova / Sonar Kollektiv, DE
“…divine music…” Alok, Club Namaste, Ibiza, ES
“Perfect music for warm weather situations!” Global Souljah, ES
“Powerful, nourishing, inspiring, fun, sexy, courageous, loving, aaaah!!!” N. Hadjiyeva, FB
“New Year’s Day saw us celebrating in wild dancing fashion to the ever amazing Praful and Kareem as ‘Red Fulka’ which took us to new heights of musical ecstasy.” Osho Leela, UK
Praful is a pioneer in melting Jazz, world music and dance styles, which is captured on his 6 solo albums. One Day Deep and Pyramid in your Backyard brought him international succes, top 10 US- Billboard Chart notations and a #1 US-radio hit. “As Praful weaves his spell with his sax, or invites soul searching with his flute, or ignites us to dance to abandon, he is in each and every note, inviting us to journey towards that which is of the highest calibre within us. And the path is pure joy.” (Mahasatvaa Sarita PhD, Tantra Teacher & Author)
Praful has toured, performed and recorded world-wide with many artists and DJs: Australian Earth-Chantress Peruquois, Carlos Nakai, Dave Koz, Deva Premal & Miten, Project 2000, Swati Natekar, [Jiga-Vôo] and DJs Lucien Foort, Maestro, Michel de Hey and Hardsoul. He also plays regularly for events of world-renown author and spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle.
Kareem Raïhani works also as DJ, spinning his eclectic, heart-warming mix of global beat fusion, but has also a history of working with musicians, producing dance tracks and remixing other artists. He is one of those rare DJs that think, feel work and play like a musician. He has released 2 mix albums and 2 studio albums: ‘Hi-Tech Roots’, a dynamic fusion of raw tumbling beats mixed down with inspirational musicians and vocalists around the world, was released in December 2010. With his songs, productions and remixes Kareem has earned his place among DJs, producers and musicians, creating a unique mix of adventurous dance music, from Afro to Disco, from Sufi to Techno.
“Through music & dance we embrace ancient, present & future, acoustics & electronics, tribal & urban, hitech and roots. Connecting with the Self, Mother Earth and the Universe, the dancer becomes the dance.” (Kareem)
Red Fulka performs as Duo, or with additional guest musicians:
Praful – saxes, flutes, vocals & more (DE/NL)
Kareem Raïhani – beat master (Morocco, NL)
Afra Mussawisade: Percussion (DE/Iran)
Roel Calister (Curaçao/NL)