March 2, 2009 6:20:09 am
Its electro qawwali folk from the house of Hari & Sukhmani,and musicians from Rajasthan
They call it the Electro Qawwali Project and Hari Singhs spiking up the voltage on it. Explosive,energetic and intoxicating sounds,thats what well hit you with, music producer,musician,singer,and DJ Haris 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 Mehras percussion and tempered with folk flavour from Rajasthans Chugge Khan and Gamsa Khan. This was a challenge for the idea was to create a new version of Indo fusion,and weve used a range of electronic beats from hip hop,reggae,drum and bass,R&B to have a pounding and soulful effect, Haris making sure he doesnt 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 its 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,Gamsas 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. Heres to supersonic entertainment!
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