Samswara – Jon Sterckx (tabla) and Ricky Romain (sitar) have been
Indian music lovers will enjoy an evening of engaging and dynamic performance that begins with slow, meditative melodies unfolding into complex exciting rhythmical interplay.
Voted ‘Best Group’ in the MTM South West & South Wales Asian & Ethnic Minorities Awards 2014.
‘Sam’ is the first beat of a taal, or Indian rhythmic cycle. It’s literal translation is ‘together’. It is around this beat that the musicians weave their virtuosic improvisations and intricate compositions, passing the music between them, with each Avartan, or cycle inspiring the next.
‘Swara’ are the notes of the Indian musical scale. The literal translation is ‘self shining forth’ – a strong feature of Indian music is of the performers bringing the music to life in the moment through spontaneous musical expression.
Samswara – together the self shines forth.