Brown Indian Band for IFFI-Goa

THE BROWN INDIAN BAND

The Brown Indian Band features Indian classical musicians in concert with jazz musicians. Indian classical music has always drawn parallels with jazz since both forms of music involve improvisation. Indian classical music is melodically and rhythmically rich. Subtle quarter tones and complex rhythm structures are Indian classical musicians forte. Jazz on the other hand, is the most open, alive and evolving form of music where boundaries are contineously pushed back through collaborations with just about any sound of music in the world today.

The Brown Indian Band takes the best of both forms of improvised music and spices things up with liberal doses of afro-cuban, latin, funk and closer to home ‘mandoistic’ grooves, to create an exciting sound of world music.

If music is a universal language then The Brown Indian Band stretches the vocabulary in concert! The band is led by bassplayer Colin D’Cruz who chose the name for the band simply because he’s proud about an Indian’s natural tan. When the whole world wants to be beautifully brown, most Indian’s unfortunately, are not too happy about their ‘wheatish’ complexions. So ‘The Brown Indian Band’ it will be in concert for the IFFI at the Kala Academy, Panjim on the 3rd of December.

Colin D’Cruz is probably the only jazz musician in the country who has performed with just about every other jazz musician in the local circuit. Some of his bands can be reviewed at his website http://www.hullocheck.com

He believes his best is always yet to come and is contineously influenced by evolving forms of rhythm, melody and harmony that invariably surface in his own compositions. The Brown Indian Band has floating personnel that very often features accomplished international jazz artistes blending in seamlessly with local virtuosos. The band’s lineup for the IFFI concert will include:

Yvonne Gonsalves……………..Vocals
Scot Andersen………………….Vocals
Dhiraj Kapadia…………………..Basuri
Jayson Jones………..…….Saxophone
Gerard Machado………….…..…Guitar
Yograj Naik………………..……….Sitar
S. Harikumar……………….…….Violin
Carlos Gonsalves………….Percussion
Saish Deshpande…………….…..Tabla
R. Subramanium…….………..Ghattam
Ramdas……………..…..….Mridangam
Lenny Heredia………….…..Keyboards
Colin D’Cruz……………………….Bass
Lester Godinho……….…….…..Drums

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