Toke-Cha band - well known Russian band plays world, ethno-electronic and fusion music.
Toke-cha band formed in Moscow, Russia in 2001. The group consists of composer multi-instrumentalist Bulat Gafarov, Vladimir Krylov - guitar and John Kukaryamba - percussions.
The musicians have about 300 musical instruments from around the world in own musical collection.
Musicians named own style “MultiInstrumental World Music” because they play music string, wind and percussions instruments with Throat (overtone), Oriental singing and Beatbox with FX sounds.
"Toke-Cha band one of the most interesting Russian bands plays world music, ethno-electronic and jazz-folk music
Musicians named own style “MultiInstrumental World Music”: different rhythms on percussions,
Beatbox, Throat (overtone), oriental, Indian and Russian singing with
sound processors and about 300 musical instruments from around the world. All
instruments are the band’s personal collection.
The sound of Toke-Cha is very modern because musicians mix such styles as BreakBeat, Drum’n’bass,
Trip-Hop, Hip-Hop and Ambient played on ethnic drums with Folk music, musical
instruments and singing from around the world.
concert band played in 2001 in native city - Moscow. Since then its popularity has
grown continuously. Toke-Cha has been an honored member of major festivals and
TV shows, its music is used in soundtracks to many films and theatre
Concert of this group it's a very interesting multiinstrumental show. With Toke-cha music the listener makes unforgettable ethno-musical" travel.
The leader and founder of
Toke-Cha band - Bulat Gafarov, professional composer, unique musician multiinstrumentalist and singer, ethnographer and collector of musical instruments of the world.
Bulat professionally plays
more than 300 musical instruments, such as: electro-acoustic violin, various
percussions, drums, didgeridoo, kalimba, flutes, vargans, gamelan, topshur,
ocarinas, accordions, morin khuur, xylophone, yochin, koto, sitar, synthesizers and other
He professionally sings: throat, oriental, Indian, Russian singing and Beatbox.
During concerts, Bulat
often plays several musical instruments simultaneously, so people would call him
“Man-orchestra ” (one-man band)
First conception of
Toke-Cha music was eco-friendly music. That gave the name to
its first album – “Phytogenesis Music”, recorded in 2002 at “TRecStudio”.
Later five more albums have
been recorded: “The Shaman's" (2003), “Live 2004”, a multimedia disk “Live 2005”
and "On Line" (2006, soundtracks and live performances), "Eclecticus" (double album 2011).
BULAT Gafarov - frontman and founder of Toke-Cha band. Professional composer, unique musician multiinstrumentalist and singer.
Electro-acoustic violin, flutes, didgeridoo, kalimba, percussions, drums, khomus,
gamelan, yochin, igil, gopi chand, harmonicas, morin khuur, sitar, tabla, xylophone, koto,
piano, tungur, FX sounds. Singing: overtone (throat), oriental,
russian, tatars, Beatbox & other
VLADIMIR Krylov - guitars, bass guitar, strings, percussions
JOHN Kukaryamba - drums and various percussions, jaws harps, didjeridoo, vocal, cuica, udu, "singing bowls"
Session musicians (onetime and ex) only for live performances:
Ilya Lapin & Boris Mashkov - guitars; Aleksey F & Ruben Oganezov - percussion.
With Artists: Bobby McFerrin, Andrey Makarevich, Mark Pekarsky, "Chaif" band, Dmitry Malikov, "Volga" band, "Namgar", Sati Kazanova, "Hi-fi" band, "Green Point" band, Garik Sukachyov, Bogdan Titomir, Herman Vinogradov, Jura Balashev, Jan Bederman, Sergey Filatov, "Tetris" band, Sergey Starostin, Sergey Klevensky, ensemble "Chukotka", "Zerkalo band", Brynjar Rasmussen, Igor Grigorev, "Couple" band, Pelagea, Tina Kuznetsov, Nino Katamadze, Marta Ruiz Villamil, Edson Cordeiro, Andrey Mongush, Adam Matta, Andreas Schaerer, Vladimir Kryzhanovsky, Dmitry Vasilyev, Katya Chernyavskaya, Joey Blake, Christiane Karam, Brenna MacCrimmon, Bori Magyar, Marina Sabianina, Gaya Arutyunyan, with orchestra of Moscow and others
With directors: Yevgeni Grishkovets (perfomance "Siege" ("Osada")),
Garik Sukachyov (film "House of the sun"), Vera Glagoleva (film "Ferris
Wheel"), Nikita Dmitrievsky (ballet "Sansara"), Nikolay Basin (ballet
Moskva), Olga Stolpovskaja (film "Fishman"), Natalia Anastaseva
(perfomance "Sleep In Summer Night"), Igor Grigurko, Patrick Rollen,
Aleksey Shilin, Anzhela Golubeva (perfomance "Hotel of two
worlds"), German Pikus, Artem Kochukov (film "On the low frequency"), Tandy Beal (Opera "Bobble")
Toke-cha plays in US, Canada, Europe, Asia and Russia. The band played for presidents of Russia, Kazakhstan, Kalmykia, Turkey,
ambassadors of Australia, Mexico, Jordan, Belarus, Japan, Mongolia, Egypt and others.
Toke-Cha band composed music for several known movies, animations, performances and
Contact Tel: +7 915 143 16 01