ZHONU "NUI" MZALI MOON A.K.A FUTURE ROOTS
As a MUSICIAN/PRODUCER with many guises Future Roots has at his command a broad palette of instrumentation including a large array of traditional percussion instruments and drum kits from around the world, and more contemporary ways of forging sound through the use of synthesisers, programming and DJing. He has also had extensive experience in the recording studio environment. An has participation in over 30 professional recordings, an has extensive knowledge and application of studio engineering equipment and skills.
The music played by Future Roots reflects a rich life journey that has allowed him to be able to draw directly on his experiences of having seen and connected with so many cultures and ways of life through travel and music. Future Roots view of the world and the music he makes has been strongly influenced by his upbringing in Australia and India by his Moroccan/Ghanian father and Australian mother; travelling across Asia, Africa the Middle East and Europe in the 1990s/2000s; time spent in his ancestral homeland of North and West Africa; as well as his connection to traditional and emerging cultures closer to home in the Australasian/Pacific region.
EDUCATION AN MENTORS
GREG SHEENENS (early mentor :age 14 ) 1991/1995
DR RAMA KRISHNA ,Tabla ,Pondicherry School Of Karnatic Music , Tamil Nadu ,India 1998
PAPE FAYE ,Mandingo an Saba traditional instruments and rhythms ,National Ballet Of Senegal ,Senegal 1999/2000
CECIL CARTER ,Conga's Afro cuban tradition rhythms ,Nyabingi Jamaican devotional rhythms ,Amsterdam/New York City 2003/2005
AIRIE INGRAM ,Melanesian and Polynesian traditional instruments and rhythms ,PNG/Australia 2007/2014
"CHANGUITO" JOSE LUIS QUINTANA , Timbale's ,Salsa an afro Cuban traditional rhythms ,Havana ,Cuba 2013
YAROLDY ABREU , Conga's Afro Cuba traditional rhythms ,Havana ,Cuba 2013
DRESISER BAILA ,Bata's ,tradition Yoruba chants and rhythms ,Havana ,Cuba 2013
Some of Zhonu's performance credits include live performances with International music icons YOTHU YINDI, MULATU ASTAKE , HORACE ANDY , LUCIANO , BAMBINO,THE CONGOS and JBOOG . And a performs regularly wih broad sellection of Australias top African , Reggae , HipHop and World music groups, Or maybe seen, gracing the decks at various late night clubs and underground events. ZHONU'S PROFESSIONAL WORK SPANS Tours, concerts ,Dj sets and/or studio recordings in Ethiopia, Holland, Germany, Switzerland ,Senegal, England, Spain, Turkey, Belgium, Greece, Italy, India, Denmark, Slovakia, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, New Zealand, Indoneasia, Australia, Canada and the U.S.
He has participated in an run, numerous educational Music workshop through out Australia including at indigenous communities.
look out for His New Afro electroinc Ep Digital Afrika coming out 2018 with Si fiction
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