Mrigya

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Mrigya
Origin New Delhi, India
Genres World music, Fusion music, Hindustani classical music
Years active 1999—present
Labels Virgin/EMI Records
Times Music
Website www.mrigya.com
Members Sharat Chandra Srivastava : violin
Karan Sharma : guitar
Indraneel Hariharan : bass guitar
Sacchin Kapoor : keyboards
Gyan Singh : tabla
Rajat Kakkar : drums
Sukriti Sen : Hindustani classical vocals
Qadir Niazi : Sufi vocals
Past members Sachin Gupta
Sonam Sherpa

Mrigya is an Indian World fusion music band from New Delhi that was formed in 1999. It music is a fusion of Blues, Folk, Funk, Latin, Rock and Jazz along with Indian classical music. Over the years the band has played at national and international music festivals.[1][2]

History[edit]

The band was initially formed as a jam band project for a music club called “Friends of Music" and was originally christened “Mrigaya” (Sanskrit for “hunt”) by Indraneel Hariharan. A misprint in the promotion flyer named the newly formed outfit as “Mrigya”. The band decided to retain this new name born out of that amusing incident.

Band members[edit]

The founding members consisted of Rajat Kakkar on percussions (and, later, on drums), Sharat Chandra Srivastava on Hindustani violin, Indraneel Hariharan on electric bass, Sonam Sherpa on electric guitar, Gyan Singh on tabla and Indian percussion, and Ashwani Verma on drums.

The current band-members are as follows"

  • Sharat Chandra Srivastava: violin
  • Karan Sharma: guitar
  • Indraneel Hariharan: bass guitar
  • Sacchin Kapoor: keyboards
  • Gyan Singh: tabla
  • Rajat Kakkar: drums
  • Sukriti Sen: Hindustani classical vocals
  • Jagtinder Singh Sidhu: Sufi vocals

Discography[edit]

  • World Harmony, Virgin/EMI Records 2010[3]
  • Mrigya, Times Music 2015 [4]

Major International performances[edit]

  • Southbank Centre, London - 2001
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival - 2001 and 2002
  • Dubai Jazz Festival - 2003
  • New Zealand Arts Festival - 2004
  • Singapore Kalautsavam - 2004
  • Jazz by the lake, Johannesburg - 2007 and 2010
  • The Bassline , Johannesburg - 2007
  • ICC Arena, Durban - 2007
  • Blue Lagoon, Durban - 2007
  • Jazz Club, Durban - 2007
  • Artscape, Cape Town - 2007
  • V & A Waterfront, Cape Town - 2007
  • Pretoria University - 2007, 2010
  • City Hall, Durban - 2010
  • Gandhi Hall, Lenasia - 2010
  • Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow - 2009
  • Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, St. Petersburg - 2009
  • Indian high Commission, Berlin - 2007
  • UFA Fabrik, Berlin - 2007
  • Beit Schmuel Hall, Jerusalem - 2011
  • Reading 3, Tel Aviv - 2011
  • Gwanghwamun Plaza, Seoul - 2011
  • Busan International Rock Festival - 2011
  • Vancouver Folk Festival - 2012 [5]
  • Square roots festival, Chicago - 2012
  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria - 2013

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rock the Raag with Mrigya". Zee News. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "On a Musical Quest". The Hindu. 17 May 2004. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "World Music Central". Masterful Alchemists. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Fusion band Mrigya comes out with its second album". Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "2012 Artists". Vancouver Folk Festival. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "2002 Recipients". Herald Angel. The Herald, Scotland. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "Previous winners". Tap Water Awards. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 

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