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Current Wave

They call it the Electro Qawwali Project and Hari Singh’s spiking up the voltage on it.

Written by Jaskiran Kapoor | Published: March 2, 2009 6:20:09 am

It’s electro qawwali folk from the house of Hari & Sukhmani,and musicians from Rajasthan

They call it the Electro Qawwali Project and Hari Singh’s spiking up the voltage on it. “Explosive,energetic and intoxicating sounds,that’s what we’ll hit you with,” music producer,musician,singer,and DJ Hari’s totally excited about the ‘current wave’ of music which will run all through March in city. A new and innovative experiment,one that aims at keeping the traditional tones alive,the Project is a series of concerts which will showcase diverse talents of five musicians,all highly specialized in different musical genres. Sample this – electronic sounds by Hari complimented with amazing vocals by Sukhmani,mixed with Ramit Mehra’s percussion and tempered with folk flavour from Rajasthan’s Chugge Khan and Gamsa Khan. “This was a challenge for the idea was to create a new version of Indo fusion,and we’ve used a range of electronic beats from hip hop,reggae,drum and bass,R&B to have a pounding and soulful effect,” Hari’s making sure he doesn’t end up sounding the same. Roped in is partner in rhyme,Sukhmani along with bass player Ramit. “Ramit gives is the perfect mix of percussions,melodies and thumps,” says Hari. But it’s the stars of the show we are all looking forward to. While Chugge is a singer from Jaisalmer who also plays traditional Rajasthani instruments,the vapang and morchang,Gamsa’s an accompanist who plays the beautiful and soulful string instrument called the kamachaya. Hari calls Chugge the ultimate folk rockstar who has has pioneered the use of morchang and played the world over including with artists like Shivamani,Indian Ocean,Prem Joshua,AR Rahman,Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and the Gypsy Kings.

“Expect an unconventional fusion experience,from slow soulful folk to the high-octane power of qawwali music,” says Hari. Here’s to supersonic entertainment!

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