Listen to Madhara’s first single Inner Child on:
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Madhara is a band of six international musicians, situated in The Hague and Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The versatile background of the group enables them to explore and build many different layers in their songs. Interaction between drums, percussion and electronic beats, provide the music with a rich rhythmical pallet.

Sweet acoustic melodies on clarinet and cello are alternated by electronics, dreamy piano by heavy synths, explosive solo’s by mellow beats.  Strong vocal lines will keep you from getting lost throughout this colorful journey.

Madhara’s aim is to create a context in which her audience has time and space to connect with one another through music.

Madhara found a way to enhance pop music by implementing rich elements from other styles such as jazz and world music.  Boosted by electronics, the music brings you to new dimensions that never fails to surprise

Inspired by artists such as:
Alt-J | Amon Tobin | Binkbeats | Bonobo | Diabote | Flying Lotus | Hidden Orchestra | Kyteman | Portico Quartet | Submotion Orchestra | Tinariwen |

We crafted a journey full of magical, unexpected surprises, for you to enjoy.”

“We invite you on our journey, let’s celebrate and accelerate, and allow us to share wonderful musical moments!”

“We will provide a void for all of us to gather and get lost in for as long as we are together.”




Dutch lead singer and composer Leah Uijterlinde is a multi-instrumentalist with a bachelor in Jazz vocals at Codarts Conservatory. Apart from singing, she also plays clarinet and daf in Madhara. Pop, jazz and even modal approaches from Turkish and Indian music can be traced throughout her repertoire. Leah is the composer of Madhara’s music.

Angelina Engels is a master cellist at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague. Angelina is skilled on both cello and voice. Her clear, bright voice brings a light touch to the music. Since the girls have been (musical) friends for a long time, they manage to blend together really well.

Greek drummer Giorgos Pouliasis’ solid beats are the backbone of the band. He is a bachelor student in pop drums at the Codarts Conservatory. His pop background gives the songs a strong foundation. Giorgos is playing drums in some great projects such as Playgrounded.

Spanish bass player Denis Daniel is currently studying jazz guitar at the Codarts Conservatory. Originally a guitar player, Denis is not your average bass man. His bass lines are rich with colorful harmony and sometimes have the explosive character of a lead guitarist. Denis gives great energetic input to the band!

Slovenian piano player Rok Zolakar, Codarts alumni, is a jazz virtuoso with hands that live lives of their own. While his left hand takes responsibility of sub-basses, his right hand takes adventurous routes on the piano. Beautiful voicings and daring solo’s are at the order of the day.

A less conventional member is our Italian sound magician Stefano Sgarbi. He has a bachelor Sonology in the Conservatory in the Hague and currently works as a sound healer. In Madhara he plays didgeridoo and adds an entire dimension to the music through sound effects.