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Influence: India
Genre: world fusion
About "Kapi-Wallah"
A play on words. Kapi is the name of the raga used in this piece. A kapi-wallah is a coffee-seller -- and you’ll want a shot of caffeine before embarking on this journey of rhythmic intensity. Eleven years ago, Ed was commissioned to write a dance piece: he created the rhythmic composition, and asked Suba to write a melody for it. In that moment, Autorickshaw was born.

from The Humours of Autorickshaw, released 10 November 2013
Ed Hanley/Suba Sankaran
Music © Ed Hanley and Suba Sankaran
Arranged by Andrew Craig and Autorickshaw
Commissioned by Natasha Bakht

Suba Sankaran: lead vocals and konnakol
Ed Hanley: tabla and konnakol
Rich Brown: electric bass
Andrew Craig: synth and orchestral programming
Justin Abedin: guitars
Larnell Lewis: drum kit