Thursday, July 21, 2005

Project Mastana: Indian/Jazz/Rock fusion

Let's get multi-cultural! Project Mastana starts with a base of Indian popular music melded with western rock, and throws in a wide range of percussion (including African and Middle Eastern) plus some jazz influence for good measure. The sample below is pretty compelling, and very danceable. It's only two minutes long, but sounds like it could easily go on for ten minutes.

I'd love to hear more -- there's no evidence that the group has any recordings available, but hopefully they'll put something more up on their web site soon. If you're in New York, you can see them at the Grassroots Festival of Music tomorrow and Saturday.

MP3: "Yeh Mera Dil (This, my Heart)"