9:30 – 10:30pm, Friday 2 November, WPAC Hall
8:00 – 9:00pm, Sunday 4 November, WPAC Theatre
The Three Seas is an international, cross-cultural musical project that fuses modern Australian jazz with West Bengali folk music to create a unique and soulful sonic imprint that radiates joy onstage and on record. Whilst Indian classical music and jazz have enjoyed a long association, The Three Seas music draws on the earthier sounds of folk music with a strong focus on the Baul tradition, and playfully creates new musical pathways using a contemporary jazz framework and western production aesthetics.
The remarkable members of the Three Seas were drawn together by a deep love of music, a mutual respect for their distinct and diverse cultural origins and a shared passion for creating songs that resonate universally. When experiencing the band live the audience is transported into into their supernatural world.
This Project is Supported by the Australian Government and APRA.
Matt Keegan (website www.mattkeeganmusichub.com) saxophone
Steve Elphick bass
Raju Das Baul vocals, khamak
Deo Ashis Mothey vocals, guitar, dotora
Gaurab Chatterjee dubki, drums