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Category Posts: Carnatic & Fusion

The Orchestral Qawwali Project founded by British Tamil vocalist Abi Sampa, and composer husband Rushil Rajan, performed to 5,000 Sufi music lovers at London’s Royal Albert Hall on the 27th May. Reframing traditional and well known qawwali compositions at a scale never seen before, the special one-off show with the National Youth Chamber Choir, London Voices and […]

Yalpanam, the second studio album by Norwegian Tamil folk rock band 9 Grader Nord (9 degrees north), has picked up a Spellemaansprisen – the Norwegian equivalent of the Grammy. The group consisting of sisters Mira and Dipha Thiruchelvam, Jakob Sønnesyn and Jakob Sisselson Hamre offers a mix of genres, such as baila, flamenco, jazz and […]

Brimming with joy are Shakti band members Shankar Mahadevan, V Selvaganesh and Ganesh Rajagopalan, who won a Grammy for Best Global Music Album. The Indian fusion band was up against the likes of Susana Baca, Bokante, Burna Boy, and Davido for the prestigious award. Released in June 2023, the 2024 Grammy award winning album, “This […]

Celebrated Carnatic vocalist Bombay Jayashri is on the road to recovery after suffering an aneurysm in London. The 58-year-old singer was to perform two rare shows of Carnatic compositions and improvisations in England after 15 years. The first at London’s South Bank on the 18th March, followed by another at Liverpool’s Tung Auditorium on the […]

In an era when everything is going electronic, a British-born Tamil percussionist is aspiring to bring the joy of acoustic music back to the UK Tamil music scene with his music video series known as SikDrummer’s Sessions. Nish Raj, known more popularly by his stage name SikDrummer has collaborated with a wide spectrum of artists […]