Aritmija feat. Sabiha Khan & Vinayak Netke

Aritmija feat. Sabiha Khan & Vinayak Netke

If we were to identify the one defining element that qualifies us as alive, it would be our heartbeat. The rhythmic life force that keeps all of us going. And perhaps that is why we respond so instinctively to music – because its nature is that of life itself. Sometimes this rhythm can alter itself, making the heart beat too fast or too slow.

Taking inspiration from this very idea of playing with the structure of rhythm and breaking its predictable patterns, Aritmija is a Slovenia-based band, committed to exploring unusual musical arrangements. It skillfully combines traditional Balkan music with rock, jazz, flamenco, Indian classical, Sufi and folk.

Originally formed by two Slovenian musicians, Tilen Stepišnik and Šemsudin Džopa Dino, Aritmija has performed in over 500 concerts and reputed festivals across Slovenia, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, UK, Austria and Uzbekistan in the last 15 years. In 2016, Aritmija collaborated with two classically trained musicians from Mumbai, India – vocalist Sabiha Khan, and tabla player Vinayak Netke, resulting in a unique new sound palette for the band. Tilen’s and Šemsudin’s masterful chord-play on the guitars, elevated by the emotive power of Sabiha’s vocals and Vinayak’s exquisite rendering of the tabla, blended together in many intuitive compositions that created magic on stage.

The collaboration continued during the winter of 2016-17 with a short Indian tour in Mumbai and Jaipur. This was followed by a month-long summer tour in Central Europe in 2017, with concerts in several reputed music festivals. True to its open-ended improvisational style of creating music, the band was joined by accomplished guest artists in many of these shows. Such cross-cultural collaborations not only result in the creation of fresh new music, they also set a fine example of global solidarity in troubled times.

With a rich ensemble of high octane instrumentals, complimented with soulful Indian vocals, Aritmija blends different styles and genres, experimenting with an inclusive approach and adding layers to its compositions which speak to a universal audience. In the days to come, Aritmija aims to reach out to as many people as possible, through interactive music festivals, concerts, informal gigs as well as recordings of their inventive endeavours.

Upcoming events

Date City Venue Country
Tour: European winter tour 2018
23/03/18 Maribor Satchmo Klub Slovenia
Age restrictions: All Ages.
24/03/18 Domžale Blunout Slovenia
Age restrictions: All Ages.
31/03/18 Koper private event Slovenia

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Past events

Date City Venue Country
Tour: European winter tour 2018
17/03/18 Velenje Klub abonma Slovenia
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16/03/18 Flawill Kulturpunkt Switzerland
Age restrictions: All Ages.
15/03/18 Bern Musigbistrot Switzerland
Age restrictions: All Ages.
09/03/18 Vienna Tunnel Vienna Live Austria
Age restrictions: All Ages.
26/08/17 Ljubljana Festival Noč v stari Ljubljani Slovenia
25/08/17 Žalec Festival akustične glasbe Slovenia
24/08/17 Ljubljana Klub Žmauc Slovenia
23/08/17 Postojna Festival Zmaj ‘ma mlade Slovenia
14/08/17 Nova Gorica Festival Poletna scena Slovenia
05/08/17 Maribor Artkamp Slovenia
04/08/17 Murska Sobota Festival Soboško poletje Slovenia
02/08/17 Koper JEFF Festival Slovenia
30/07/17 Ljubljana ŠKUC Slovenia
30/12/16 Jaipur Jawahar Kala Kendra India
28/12/16 Mumbai Cuckoo club Mumbai India
Tour: European winter tour 2018
28/12/16 Vienna Tunnel Vienna Live Austria
Admission: 15€. Age restrictions: All Ages.
27/12/16 Mumbai Balgandharva Rang Mandir India

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TV Slovenia reports on our summer 2017 tour


Booking  for Slovenia and Europe: +38631231072

Booking for India and Asia: +919821157272