Khamira is what happens when India and Wales combine to create a fusion of Welsh folk, Indian classical and jazz. A mutual respect and shared vision of what is possible when cultures meet is at the heart of Khamira. The apparently disparate elements of Indian classical and Welsh folk are joined together by the unifying aesthetic of jazz and improvisation which creates an unique, vivid and dynamic music.
Four jazz musicians from Wales join three of India's young new wave of adventurous genre-breaking musicians to create Khamira (meaning 'yeast' in Hindi).
Suhail Yusuf Khan's virtuosic sarangi dovetails with Tomos Williams' trumpet, Vishal Nagar's tabla joins in a feast of rhythms and syncopations with Mark O'Connor's drum kit, while Aditya Balani's soaring guitar solos are supported by Dave Jones' keyboard and Aidan Thorne's bass.
The group will be on a 4-city tour of India in January 2018.
Schedule of performances
|16 January||New Delhi||British Council, 17, Kasturba Gandhi Marg||7 pm onwards||Click here|
|18 January||Mumbai||G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture||9 pm onwards||Tickets available on Bookmyshow. Click here|
|19 January||Bengaluru||Whitefield road, ITPL main road, Brookefield||9 pm onwards||Tickets priced at INR 500. Available at venue.|
|20 January||Bengaluru||Bflat, 776, 2nd Floor, Above Kotak Bank, 100 Feet Road, Indira Nagar||9 pm onwards||Tickets available on Bookmyshow|
|21 January||Goa||House no. 248, Chogm Rd, Sangolda, Penha de França||7:30 pm onwards||Tickets available at venue|