28th Oct 2014

An Irish-Indian Fusion of Drumming

If you have been dreaming of music that blends Irish pipes with Indian drums, you are in luck. The Irish Times has announced that Khanda, the jazz band rooted in traditional Irish and Indian music, is back at it. Early versions of Khanda were experimented with beginning in the 1990s, when Irish jazz musician Ronan Guilfoyle decided to expand his musical repertoire. He found a true representation to be difficult to develop, so he and Indian percussionist Ramesh Shotham collaborated to produce a seamless composition. With jazz’s controversial history and its inclination toward fusion, the genre is a perfect fit. Read more here: Tight as a drum: Guilfoyle’s Irish-Indian supergroup