Swarathma, a contemporary folk-fusion band from Bangalore, will be performing live on March 19th at the The Park Hotel, Hyderabad. The band is represented by Vasu Dixit on the vocals and rhythm guitars, Jishnu on the backing vocals and bass, Montry on the drums, Sanjeev on the violin, Pavan on the percussion and backing vocals, and Varun on the lead guitar and backing vocals.
Formed in 2002 in Mysore, Swarathma represents the sound of today's India - rooted in tradition, but with its sights set firmly on the world. The band plays Indian folk and classical music, blended with reggae, blues and jazz.
The band is known for its visually interactive stage-act featuring faux folk-horses and 'Nehru topis'. This act has won over audiences at top festivals such as the Lovebox and Larmer Tree festivals in London, and Awtar Festival in Morocco. The band has travelled to Hong Kong and Singapore as well.
Swarathma released 2 albums on EMI in 2009, and has worked with the legendary John Leckie (Radiohead, Muse). The band swept quite a few titles at the Jack Daniels Indian Rock Awards of 2009.
The band's first music video 'Pyaasi' was launched in May 2010. Funded by the Gibson Foundation and the Global Water Challenge, the music video speaks about the fragility of water, through a story of contrasts. The track also features the voice of legendary Indian classical singer Shubha Mudgal.
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