Canada, India
Wed, 9. 9. 2009 - 19:30
Canada, India
Palac Akropolis

Autorickshaw's music lies on the cultural cutting edge, as contemporary jazz and funk easily rub shoulders with the classical and popular music of India. The musical talents of the lead singer Suba Sankaran span a dazzling range: European Renaissance, jazz, Bollywood and Indian classical to vocals, piano and percussion. Daughter of the famed mridangam maestro Trichy Sankaran, Suba's family could safely be called the first family of Indian Classical music in Canada.

Suba formed Autorickshaw when she met Ed Hanley, a Toronto anglo-Canadian who had studied North Indian-style tabla drumming for 13 years. During past years, the band has become one of the most intriguing acts on the world music and jazz landscapes, garnering 2004 and 2007 Juno nominations for World Music Album of the Year, winning a Canadian Independent Music Award in 2005 and a John Lennon Songwriting Competition Grand Prize in World Music in 2008.


Autorickshaw: Maya from Autorickshaw on Vimeo.

Vocal workshop INDIAN VOCAL TRADITION with Autorickshaw's singer Suba Sankaran will take place on September 6th. More information and applications on

Support: Ridina Ahmedova


Presale: standing 230 CZK, sitting 280 CZK
On venue: 250/300 CZK