Wednesday, November 15, 2006

The musical communities of Pondicherry and Auroville

Jalshaghar Tuesday, November 14, 2006 The Dawn of a Dream
The musical communities of Pondicherry and Auroville with their diverse range of musicians from differing backgrounds have always lent themselves to great possibilities of linking musical styles and cultures. The word “fusion” that has long been used to describe music that unites in this way, has however often lead to misrepresentation, since it is rare that music from different cultures can be convincingly fused together. Jalshaghar aims to move away from this notion, allowing the genres of both Indian classical and Jazz to run side by side and transport their music on parallel tracks rather than an attempt to merge them together. In this project accomplished musicians from both fields have come together, the result of which is a blend of each players individual style and sound, combined with the inspiration and ideas drawn from the other musicians around them. posted by Matt AV @ 8:28 PM

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