Noriko Shakti Biography



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Noriko Shakti Biography (English)

Noriko Shakti
Music producer, Composer, and Tabla player from Japan, based in Goa, India. She had been trained in Western classical music since the tender age. Got baptized by the edgy dance music scene in Tokyo, started her career as a DJ, which resulted in a series of performances, led to the release of her productions in Japan, Europe. During a B.A. degree, wrote a thesis about cultural appropriation in the ambience of dance music and DJing.

Her interest in eclectic music brought her to India. Moved to Kolkata, India for pursuing the musical expression encompassed oriental traditional music context by focusing on the factors, “rhythm” and “bass”. Earned a M.A. in Tabla under the Indian government scholarship scheme. Now pursuing a Ph.D.

She is motivated to create a new sense of value with an understanding of both classical and modern music contexts in the digital age.

In India, has performed concerts, festivals, appeared on TV recordings and been covered by papers and magazines.
Her Tabla performance video on YouTube crossed 1M views. She works and participates in Music, Art projects internationally.

The most recent work is an online contemporary dance show "WITHIN" which is directed by Ashley Lobo from Danceworx. She wrote tracks as a producer/composer, also performed Tabla and Khartal. 

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Noriko Shakti シャクティ紀子
インドを拠点に活動する、東京出身の音楽プロデューサー、作曲家、タブラ奏者。 2020年、コンセプトEP”WITHIN the Time and Place”をリリースし、エレクトロニカ、インド古典音楽、ジャズからブレイクビーツまで、その折衷的な高い音楽性で評価を得る。東京でDJとしてキャリアをスタートし、日本人で初めてインド・コルカタの州立大学の修士過程を器楽科タブラ専攻で卒業、博士過程に在籍しながら、作品のリリース、演奏活動やDJ、音楽やアートのプロジェクトを手がける。
Noriko Shakti is a Music producer, Composer, and Tabla player from Japan. In 2020, she released concept EP ‘WITHIN the Time and Place’ which received critical acclaim for its eclectic musicality from left-field Electronica, Indian Classical, springy Jazz to laidback Breakbeats. Started her career as a DJ in Tokyo, came to India, and earned her M.A. in Tabla in Kolkata, doing a Ph.D. and working across Music, Art projects.