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Prem Joshua and his international band are pioneers in the field of World Fusion Music. The band consists of 4 musicians who draw inspiration from the deep well of the ancient music traditions from the Indian sub-continent, while remaining constantly in touch with the pulse of contemporary Western music. Indian classical, jazz, funk and ethno are so masterfully, yet playfully blended, that it has indeed a completely global appeal.
Listening to the music of Prem Joshua, whether on one of his many best-selling CDs, or live in concert, means being audience to one of the freshest world music experiences to be found on the planet. With confidence, originality and forever present virtuosity, his international band weave together threads so seemingly disparate into an exquisite organic musical whole, where even the impossible suddenly becomes possible.
Despite this breaking of boundaries, Prem Joshua’s ‘World of Fusion’ nevertheless retains a deep reverence towards its musical roots. One hears Indian temple chants with reminiscences of urban jazz; sufi poems set to reggae rhythms; unfettered and complex Indian classical music on sitar and tabla… and soaring melodies on the bamboo flute over driving trance loops sending the listener effortlessly spinning into dervish-like heights of ecstasy.