Troikala: Bickram Ghosh, Papon & Rachel Sermanni To Collaborate
22 December 2011
Three folk artists from very diverse backgrounds are currently working together in India to create an album that will follow with a tour across India.
The trio consists of: Bickram Ghosh - hailed as a new age percussion star and considered one of the greatest table players in India; Assamese folk/indie singer Papon, whose music fuses a blend of ambient electronic, acoustic folk and new-age Indian classical music; and Scottish singer-songwriter Rachel Sermanni whose work conjures a kaleidoscopic reverie of sights and sounds, from smoky, old-school jazz clubs to Glaswegian indie-pop and pastoral folk-tinged choirs.
“We will be experimenting with each other's folk sensibilities, and I may introduce some electronic elements and Hindustani classical instruments into the collaboration. This collaboration, owing to our similarities within folk music, will definitely lead to something interesting. You can expect something unexpected.” - Papon
This project has been curated and organised by the British Council and Folktronic, an initiative presenting Indian folk music in a contemporary format.
Confirmed gigs so far:
29 December, Calcutta International Classical Guitar Festival - Kolkata
5 January, British Council Auditorium - Delhi
7 January, Mehboob Studio - Mumbai (Solo Rachel Sermanni Show)
Many of you will be familiar with the sounds of Bickram Ghosh and Papon, so here is a little taste of Rachel Sermanni: