Sunken Cages: Digital Folk Music
Sunken Cages is the moniker of drummer/electronic music producer Ravish Momin, who started out as an acoustic drummer and percussionist a couple of decades ago. He has worked as a sideman with a wide array of musicians, from pop-star Shakira to legendary avant-saxophonist Kalaparusha Maurice McIntyre (of the AACM). In addition, he has also leads his own groups on international stages.
As Sunken Cages, Momin is able to showcase his unique hybrid approach which splits the difference between live performance and production. He plays electronic and acoustic drums and triggers melodies and textures. He also layers loops while manipulating them in real-time to blur the lines between composition and improvisation. While rooted in Indian folk and Black Music traditions, he is also influenced by the street sounds of underground dance music from Sao Paolo to Durban to Mumbai and beyond.