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Global Grooves, Ancient Voices (Autorickshaw)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2019

How can something so complicated be so easy to listen to? It was simply beautiful is the answer! Suba Sankaran’s gorgeous voice and lively focus on the audience made this Canadian trio’s blend of diverse cultures, live looping, six string bass, tabla drums and eastern modes utterly mesmeric; soon we were gleefully vocalising tabla rhythms with Ed Hanley and joining in the songs as delightedly as new cult members. The calibre of the performers, as they explained their stunning music and taught us to take part, was evident – these are world class musicians. In addition to their own compositions were Paul Simon and Peter Gabriel tunes, which were definitely improved by the jazzy, world music vibe.

theSpace on North Bridge, until 10 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Louise Rodgers]