Jazz concert by Trio Brouwer-Akihary-Bhattacharya in India.
The highly acclaimed Dutch band 'Trio Brouwer-Akihary-Bhattacharya' are all set to enthrall, Indian audience with their breath taking performance. The band comprises of 3 world famous musicians featuring- Niels Brouwer (Guitar & prepared Guitar), Monica Akihary (Vocals) and Sandip Bhattacharya (Tabla & percussion) will perform in Delhi.
About Trio Brouwer-Akihary-Bhattacharya
The band began its operations in 1996. Niels Brouwer and Monica Akihary has been working intensively with Sandip Bhattacharya since 2004. The trio plays acoustically. However no two compositions sound the same, thanks to the free treatment of composed material, Niels' inventive guitar playing, sometimes prepared, the wealth of Monica's vocal sound and the great diversity of colours from Sandips' range of instruments.
The Trio has developed a distinctive repertoire for the ensemble, one in which cultural roots - musical traditions from the Moluccas, Sunda and Bali, Dutch (European) jazz and improvised music, classical Indian music and traditional African music - form the basis for composition, free improvisation and text.
The search for its 'own' roots has led to the band's unique sound. Sound exploration, compositional forms, improvisation and performance have been essential facets from the very beginning. The development of Monica Akihary's and Niels Brouwer's distinctive vocal and guitar styles have given sounds and elements from various musical traditions a new meaning within the national and international music world.