Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Trilok Gurtu "Farakala"



Today I thought I would post an interesting documentary on drummer/percussionist Trilok Gurtu and his collaboration with the Frikyiwa family, a group of musicians from Mali:



Trilok, to me, represents the true definition of what it means to be a contemporary, modern "fusion" artist in the year 2012. He has a very creative and fearless approach to blending aspects of Indian music with the music of other cultures along with an authentic and eclectic Jazz fusion sound. His various sonic combinations are always curiously interesting to listen to and his writing mixes his strong Indian rhythmic heritage along with rich melodies and fusion grooves. You never seem to know where this guy is going next! His originality and imagination always inspires me.

To hear Trilok with the Frikyiwa family, I would recommend this fine album:

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