The Indian Ocean, an awesome Indian-fusion band, performed at 012 in KMC greens. The music was a hit with the 800+ strong crowd treated to some beautiful music. The band connected well with the audience , their performance was truly memorable and they played most of their popular songs such as Ma rewa, Kandisa, Bandeh… Their lyrics are from different (mostly obscure!) Indian languages most of which are based on folklore. Add a touch of Indian classical and percussion (tabla) to catchy lyrics with a lot of acoustic and bass guitar and drumming and you get a fantastic Indian fusion song!
Rahul Ram is Logic Baba, the guru of rationality, and doesn’t suffer fools gladly – this despite his head-banging extrovert party-animal attitude to life and hair-styles.
Susmit has virtually invented a new style of playing the guitar – an uncannily Indian sound where purity of scale reigns, strong melodic lines woven around the drone of open strings. This guitar sound forms the basis of Indian Ocean’s unique sound.
The show ended with introduction to the Band Members. Rahul Ram added that it was the band’s dream to perform in Manipal for for last 8 years and it will not be the last time. Indian Ocean’s music defies genre and paradigm. It is an experience by itself and the very essence of this experience is the live performance.
For more photos from the event: Visit our Facebook Page.
012 Photos by Sonal Kashyap.
012 photos by Mahesh Mayuur.