Mama Kitty aka Gowri Jayakumar is a singer/songwriter/producer from Pune, India. With her roots in soul, jazz and freak folk, she is known for her unique and versatile methods of storytelling and performance. She is currently working with her electronic act as well as her jazz-funk quartet. Wordplay and harmonic drifting bind all her avatars
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Based in Pune and Bombay, this "freak funk" quartet skitters around the edges of jazz, funk, satire and spoken word.
Gowri's electronic/producer angles come to life with Pulpy Shilpy. Initially a clandestine platform for producing, learning and experimenting, this avatar has now become a legitimate act.
You will find her singer-songwriter roots with a guitar in this incarnation
She was a journalist for seven years. The month after the release of her debut alum, she enrolled at Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music for ten months, and has been a full-time musician since
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Interview with Mama Kitty
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Tannoy 505s - monitors SM 58 - Vocal mic Macbook pro Scarlett 2i2 - interface Ableton Live Novation Launchcontrol Novation Launchpad Oxygen61
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: tipper, ott, jonti, spoonbill, heyoka, cornelius, salyu x salyu, shintaro sakomoto, zion t, jill scott, radiohead, nick drake, tom waits, the stepkids,
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: singing, composing