Khamira

by Khamira

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about

Four jazz musicians from Wales join three of India's new wave of adventurous genre-breaking musicians to create Khamira (meaning 'yeast' in Hindi). Suhail Yusuf Khan's virtuosic Serengi dovetails with Tomos Williams' trumpet, Vishal Nagar's tabla joins in a feast of rhythms and syncopations with Mark O'Connor's drum kit, while Aditya Balani's soaring guitar solos are supported by Dave Jones' keyboard and Aidan Thorne's bass.

With all the musicians bringing their skills and influences to bear on the band sound, Khamira's music is somewhere between the cinematic scope of the Pat Metheny Group and the grunge funk of Miles Davis' 70s band, inter-twinned with passages of melancholic Welsh folk music and Indian classical virtuosity. An unique World music experience!

Recorded over 3 days at Red Kite Studios in the remote Welsh hills near Llandovery, this eponymous recording is Khamira's first release.

"Exquisite" - Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales
"Amazing" - Chris Philips, JazzFM
"Mae'r traciau lleddf a'r alawon Cymreig yn wefreiddiol" - Lefi Gruffudd, Barn
"The minor tracks and the Welsh melodies are exhilarating" - Barn

credits

released May 2, 2017

Khamira:
Tomos Williams - trumpet
Aditya Balani - guitar
Suhail Yusuf Khan - Sarangi / vocal
Dave Jones - piano, keyboards
Aidan Thorne - bass
Mark O'Connor - drums
Vishal Nagar - tabla / vocal

Recordiwyd a cymysgwyd gan / Recorded and mixed by
Martin Levan, Red Kite Studio, Llanwrda
Mehefin – Gorffennaf / June – July 2016

Ôl Gynhyrchu / Mastering
Donal Whelan @ Hafod Mastering

Dylunio / Design:
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Diolch / Thanks: Celfyddydau Rhyngwladol Cymru (Wales Arts International)

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Khamira is what happens when India and Wales combine to create a fusion of Welsh folk, Indian Classical, rock and jazz.

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