Pray For Brain
Santa Fe, NM
Date and Time
Sunday, January 13th, 2013 at 5:00pm
We are honored and excited to have been asked by our favorite Indian restaurant inAlbuquerque to provide music for their special Lhori (Punjab harvest holiday) evening on 1/13... so its bhangra dance party time!
Music from India and South Asia are probably our most pervasive and most ingrained influence, going back to the Duo days with sarod and tabla, then fretless guitar. A lot of our repertoire and even more of our improvisational approach is shaped by India's musical grammar, even when absorbed into other idioms.
Here's some context: http://soundcloud.com/norumba/sets/pray-for-brain-india
While we cant learn an entire greatest hits catalogue of the bhangra genre in a week, the plan is to work up a special indo/bhangra/funkified take on how we do music. This fits in with the current rehearsal direction of long continuous blocks, tunes and fragments weaving in and out of each other, bridged and bracketed by improvisations or shorter melodies. So in this case, key bhangra grooves, well-known phrases, will form the raw material, and we'll pull out some classic Bollywood phrases to quote and work from as well.
that's a week from tomorrow, peeps! Bring your appetite and get ready to balle balle.