Autorickshaw

Date: 
Sat Jun 30 3:15pm
Ticket Price: 
Free Admission

Autorickshaw is a genre-bending, post-fusion powerhouse world-renowned for their seamless and downright cool-sounding blend of Indian classical music, jazz, pop and live-looping technology. Their music lies on the cultural cutting edge and the world has taken notice, with three JUNO nominations for World Music Album of the Year and numerous awards worldwide. Their latest album, 'Meter', showcases the sultry, sophisticated vocals of Suba Sankaran, anchored by the rapid-fire bass-lines and beatboxing of Dylan Bell over a bed of blistering tabla grooves by Ed Hanley. The group's cutting-edge sound could only come from musicians with deep roots in India and the West.

Autorickshaw's fifth studio album, 'Meter,' was released in September 2017. The songs - many of which are originals, as well as commissioned works and innovative arrangements - cover a huge range of genres (south Asian, pop, rock, jazz, chant, folk, funk, blues, reggae) and themes (female empowerment, cross-cultural connection and compassion, ancestry, death, loss and grieving, anti-love songs and more).

Autorickshaw has toured extensively across Canada, the US, the UK, Europe, India and Nepal.

"...a fascinating hybrid" -Zeitgeist and Co, UK

"Seriously talented musicians who weave a tapestry of musical traditions into a
unique and inspiring sonic alchemy. Absolutely beautiful." -Dave O'Rama, CHLY FM

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