BULAT Gafarov

BULAT Gafarov

 Moscow, Moscow, RUS
SoloWorldSinger/Songwriter

Unique professional live one-man band show by famous Russian multi-instrumentalist Bulat Gafarov. More than 50 string & wind musical instruments of the world, unique voice: oriental & throat singing, beatbox and Fx sounds! Must see!

Biography

Bulat Gafarov - professional composer, musician multiinstrumentalist, singer with unique voice, collector of musical instruments and ethnographer from Russia.In the collection of Bulat more than 500 musical instruments of the world, such as: violins, flutes, mouth harps, percussions, didgeridoo, kalimba, koto, hang, drums, keyboards, brass and string instruments. Thirty of them Bulat uses in his one-man band performances. Bulat is recognized as the owner of a unique vocal, he professionally sings throat, oriental, russian singing and beatbox.Bulat performs in United States, Canada, Russia, Europe and Asia. His compositions are in many films, theaters, commercials, animated films and performances.Bulat music covers many styles: world music, ethno, electronic, classical music and jazz."Concerts of Bulat Gafarov is unique multimedia show. During his performances the listener makes an unforgettable ethno-musical journey..."

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Bulat played concerts for presidents of Russia, Kazakhstan, Kalmykia, Turkey, ambassadors of France, Japan, India, Jordan, Mongolia and others.

Bulat and his Toke-cha band played at many festivals in Russia, USA, Canada, Norway, Holland, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Kalmykia and Uzbekistan.

Bulat was in many countries where he studied folklore, singing and playing various musical instruments.

He has organized several successful ethnographic expeditions where he recorded a unique musical material.

On the web site of his band www.Toke-cha.ru Bulat created a unique e-encyclopedia of musical instruments.

Bulat and his band has many diplomas and awards from the Government of Moscow, India and various festivals.


Bulat composed music:

For movies

"Fishman" by Olga Stolpovskaya (Russia, 2004)

"Ferris wheel" by Vera Glagoleva (Russia, 2006)

David Lynch on "Culture Catch" (Usa, 2006)

"The Entrepreneur" - Bricklin Documentary llc. (Usa, 2007)

"On low frequency" - by Artem Kochukov (Russia, 2009)

"House of the sun"  by Garik Sukachev (Russia, 2010)

CG - "Pulpoman" - ScenicShot (Russia, 2011)

For sand animations:  "Jaguar cars", "Japan sand art", "Two sides", "Cafe", "Mask", "Chess"


For theatres, ballets and performances:

"Siege" ("Osada") - director Evgeniy Grishkovecz  | 2006

"Sleep In Summer Night". The director Natalya Anastasyeva | 2007

"Hotel of two Worlds" - directors Patric Rollen, Igor Grigurko. (Rati) | 2008

"The Fish-Sun" - experimental theatre "Pag&Arm" | 2008

"Badma Seseg". Theatre Baikal (Buryatita, Ulan Ude) | 2008

Ballet "Sansara" | RAMT | Nikita Dmitrievsky | 2009-2010

Opera "BOBBLE" by Bobby McFerrin, Tandy Beal (USA/Russia) | 2010

Ballet "The Little Prince" | Theatre by V.S Meyerhold | Nikita Dmitrievsky | 2014-2015

Ballet "ALEM" | "Astana ballet" / "Astana Opera" | MARIINSKY THEATRE | MOSCOW MUSIC THEATRE | The MuseumsQuartier Wien (Austria) | Paris, France | "Palace of Peace and Reconciliation" in Astana | KBS hall, Seoul, Korea | 2014-2015

For computer game  "Shelter Online" | "Digital Worlds company"

Compositions by Bulat Gafarov sounds in many programs on radio and TV around the world


Joint Projects with:

 Artists: Bobby McFerrin, Andrey Makarevich, Mark Pekarsky, "Chaif", Dmitry Malikov, SATI Kazanova, Pelagea , Tina Kuznetsov, Nino Katamadze, "Volga", "Namgar", "Hi-fi", "Green Point" band, Garik Sukachyov, Bogdan Titomir, Eugene Stychkin, Chulpan Hamatova, Herman Vinogradov, Jura Balashev, Jan Bederman, Sergey Filatov, "Tetris" band, Vahtang Kalandadze, Sergey Starostin, Sergey Klevensky, ensemble "Chukotka", "Zerkalo band", Brynjar Rasmussen/Arctic Mood, Igor Grigorev, "Couple" band, Marta Ruiz Villamil, Edson Cordeiro, Andrey Mongush, Adam Matta, Andreas Schaerer, Vladimir Kryzhanovsky, Joey Blake, Christiane Karam, Brenna MacCrimmon, Bori Magyar, Marina Sabianina, Gaya Arutyunyan, Andreas Jones, Eugeny Stychkin, Vasily Shcherbakov, with orchestra of Moscow

Directors: Yevgeni Grishkovets ("Siege"), Garik Sukachyov ("House of the sun"), Vera Glagoleva ("Ferris Wheel"), Nikita Dmitrievsky ("Samsara", "The Little Prince", "Alem"), Nikolay Basin ("Ballet Moskva"), Olga Stolpovskaja ("Fishman"), Natalia Anastaseva ("Sleep In Summer Night"), Igor Grigurko, Patrick Rollen, Aleksey Shilin, Anzhela Golubeva ("Hotel of two worlds"), German Pikus, Artem Kochukov ("On the low frequency"), Tandy Beal ("Bobble")


Lyrics

Fire

Written By: Bulat Gafarov

Throat (overtone) singing, khomus, djembe, shakers, beatbox, fx - Bulat Gafarov

Pan Violin

Written By: Bulat Gafarov

Instrumental: violin, flute, beatbox, percussions and electronica - Bulat Gafarov

Trostnik

Written By: Bulat Gafarov

Instrumental composition about love

Garmoha

Written By: Bulat Gafarov

World music

Discography

"Music of phytogenesis" [2002]
"Matrix"(Shamans) [2003]
"Live 2004"
"LIVE" [2005]
"On Line" [2006-2007]
"Eclecticus" [2011] * double album

Set List

"Space"
"Fire"
"Kalimba-malimba"
"Asia"
"Trostnik"
"Drumsss"
"Garmoha"
and other...