Dhroeh Nankoe is an Indian singer and composer, as classical and light classical Indian music concerns. Dhroeh is also active in the field of crossovers (for example by integrating Indian classical music with jazz, flamenco or Western classical music). Nankoe lives in the Netherlands and in 1994 he was the first student in Europe to graduate on Indian singing and Indian music at the Conservatory of Rotterdam.
He received more than 25 years of classical music tuition of the best music teachers in India (like Khan Bhandu Ustad, Pandit Hariprasad
Chaurasia, Zia Mohiuddin Dagar and Narain Prasad), by means of the most ancient oral traditions.
Lots of admirers of music enjoyed his performances: for example at the Ardh Kumbh Mela festival in India (more than 60 million massagers in 10 days); for the late Dutch Royal Highness Prince Claus and at the Filmfestival of Cannes.
At many international conservatories Dhroeh has given workshops in classical Indian singing. He also teaches to children from 4 years on.
Dhroeh has a succesful international career, he performed f.i. in the United States of America for the United Nations in New York.
Budha Building is the brainchild of talented artist Hans Timmermans - a visionary creative who has spent the last 25 years creating edgy and diverse music with a truly unique feel. His sound is surprisingly diverse and incredibly appealing, combining powerful western influences with innovative electronic sounds and ethnic music, reflecting the artist’s international background.
Although based in Tilburg, The Netherlands, Hans was searching for his identity, and discovered he his ties to Indonesian heritage, which really allowed him to experiment with a peculiar combination of eastern influences and western music production values and aesthetics.
Throughout the span of his eclectic career, Budha Building has been performing internationally, developing a unique approach to ethno/ambient electronic music with a truly personable feel. Hans has a very “visual” modus operandi, leading to a very cinematic tones that might remind listeners of some exciting and diverse soundtrack work. The music is purely instrumental, with a very relaxing vibe. While his recordings are often considered lush and detailed, his live shows are more unpredictable and exciting, often greatly engaging the crowd, highlighting the key interactions between the musicians on stage and the audience on the floor.