In 2011 I was in NYC hanging out with my homie Mindy who started Tom Tom, A magazine about female drummers. It was days before I was moving to LA and she put a CD in my hand and said here, listen
“Aquarius” by Kiran Gandhi Written on the first day of Aquarius, Jan 20th, 2014. Performed on the third day of Aquarius, Jan 22nd, in Budapest, Hungary. Aquarius. I smile big when I think of you I really do. You never
My month-long trip ended in Budapest. It was the perfect city to conclude such a reflective trip, for many reasons. Firstly I was joined by my key besty Berto who is currently building a boutique hotel in the
I was going to Athens to see someone really important to me. His name is Karolos but we call him Karolaki Mou (“My Karolos”!) because of our other Georgetown friend Tucker. Karolos showed me the light my senior year of
When I started touring with MIA in July of 2013, I was offered a sponsorship by Istanbul Agop Cymbals. Their history is extraordinary and all of their cymbals are hand hammered and handmade in their factory just outside of Istanbul.
I came to feel at home in Istanbul. I learned which shops marked the winding street corners I liked, and how best to walk from Taksim to Cihangir. I learned the names of two drums I didn’t even know existed,