Indian Tabla Guru Suranjana Ghohs invited myself and some musicians from INFI to come for a tour in her hometown, Kolkata, India.
We created a program of our original compositions and north-indian traditional music and went on tour. We played concerts in cultural centers, a Rumi festival and womens colleges. We held a benefit concert for the NGO Riti for a Smile – a school that offers women education for free. They greeted us with a shower of flower petals while playing conchs and a fire ceremony as we entered the stage – what an experience!
Sound check includes tea time in India of course
After the tour we went to Indian Pop Star Usha Uthup’s studio Good Vibrations and recorded the material.
Listen to some tracks here: https://soundcloud.com/infi-5/sets/infi-ensemble