HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: They’ve redefined the fusion genre in India and the band’s music is hailed as “Indo-rock fusion with jazz-spiced rhythms that integrates shlokas, sufism, environmentalism, mythology and revolution”. And Nepali fans of this premier Indian band ‘Indian Ocean’ will get to experience their music live in Kathmandu and Pokhara in the very near future.
Invited by the Indian Embassy in association with the Indian Council for Cultural Realtions and BP Koirala India-Nepal Foundation, Indian Ocean will be performing in Kathmandu on July 18.
However, before that they will be jamming with 1974 AD at Moksh at an invitees only event sponsored by Surya Golden Moments on July 15. When contacted, 1974 AD’s Nirakar Yakthumba said, “We are looking forward jamming with them. We talked over the phone that we would do music together.”
Adding it was going to be a “casual affair”, Yakthumba added, “Let’s see how it goes, but we will have fun.”
Susmit Sen, Asheem Chakravarty, Rahul Ram and Amit Kilam formed Indian Ocean’s most stable and successful line-up in the band’s timeline, which lasted till Asheem’s death on December 25, 2009. It has left a void for which the band has so far not made any official replacement.