Classical Indian music fused with contemporary jazz and funk
The Idhayam Carnatic Fusion Collective bring the ancient sounds of classical Indian music to modern-day New Zealand. Inspiration is found in Carnatic and Hindustani music – the colours of the ragas (scales) and varieties of the thalas (rhythms) are fused with the spontaneity and instrumentation of the contemporary jazz and funk traditions.
Idhayam serves as a vehicle for each individual member to bring their unique skills, perspectives and personalities to tell a collective story. Elements from across all genres of music are utilised and intertwined to create a unique and exciting new blend of music that could only be produced here in New Zealand.
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