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Gharana Fusion Band

by Ashram
Jun 5, 2021
Gharana Fusion Band In Ashrams Blog where musician interview musician, Manuel did an interview with the Fusion Band Gharana! Great people with a lot of idealism. The full story you can read on:

Dozen years ago - concert in Linz (Posthof) It has been a dozen years since we last rocked as a headliner at the Posthof in Linz. Back then we were supported by the support groups Colt and Kitty Cat & the ugly heads.

When it comes to setting up the stage, Adi was skeptical. The concert was great, as musicians we found it overwhelming. Hari while playing Mridangam, Tabala an...

musician interviews musician

by Ashram
May 22, 2021
musician interviews musician Ashram is interviewing other musicians! Here is the link to my first interview with Cuarteto Tafi.


I hope you like my idea!
Sounds of Indian tablas mixed with guitar riffs, mystic sitar tones, and Far East voices embedded in fundamentally Western rock grooves – aka "Oriental Rock," the unique sound of Indian-European fusion.

The band Ashram came together when Austrian guitarist Judy Sepan traveled to India in 2004 and met Ajayan Gopi (Takil) and Saju Nivas (Vocals). Fascinated by the sound they were creating during jam sessions, they started to envision a cross-continental band. One year later, they had already toured across Europe for seven weeks, with a huge rock event as the finale.

Ashram represents the music of two different worlds, with the frictions between each view and tradition only adding to the music. Ashram's hope is that their music will communicate this cultural experience – beyond words.

"... I am intrigued by what I have heard; great songwriting, strong vocal delivery, solid tracks, and amazing identity. Sounds like they are motivated and on the right track."

--- Scott Mathews/Hit or Myth Productions, L.A., 28.7.2008, about the 1st album

"Gentlemen - I think you now have a GREAT record. A cross-cultural, global celebration can be had -- from the US, to Europe, to India. 3 CONTINENTS, guys. THAT'S SERIOUS..! Let me know... and CONGRATULATIONS!!"

--- Thom Russo/sbcglobal; L.A., 19/09/10, mixing & mastering the 2nd album
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