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Karavika: Of Earth And Sky

Read "Of Earth And Sky" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Can't find a musical genre that fits the needs of your means of artistic expression? Then create your own. That's what Karavika did, with their gorgeous and provocative debut, Sunrise ( Self Produced, 2012). Call it raga/chamber/folk music if you will, a blend of multiple influences from multiple cultures, with a South Asian foundation in Sri Lanka and India. Violinist Trina Basu and cellist Amali Premawardhana co-lead Karavika, a trio that includes bassist Perry Wortman. With their sophomore ...

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Karavika: Sunrise

Read "Sunrise" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

What are the career choices for a classically trained musician? It's not sitting in an orchestra for violinist Trina Basu and cellist Amali Premawardhana. Instead, they chose the path of creating their own Indo-Western chamber ensemble, Karavika, to explore the sounds of Indian ragas and film songs, along with their original composition, “Sunrise," that blends two different Carnatic (South Indian) ragas.The co-leaders are joined in their debut CD, Sunrise, by tablaist Advait Shah, who pulls the sound in ...


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