Anyone wishing to call him or herself a globe trekker needs to set foot in the exotic territory that has inspired some of the greatest stories of all times. We are talking about India, a country that is both old and new, and that has a millenary musical tradition that is hard to ignore.
Can’t arrange a trip to Delhi at the moment? Don’t worry! Here on OurStage, we have an exciting band that will allow you to visit India from the comfort of your own home, and enjoy some of the most amazing musical creations that this country has to offer.
We are talking about Lehera, a band that brings together north and south Indian classical music and western musical forms to create a new genre. Lehera integrates vocals in English with classical Indian styles, and blends traditional instruments like the hindustani slide guitar and the ghatam (clay pot drum), with more classical ones like the violin and the flute.
Lehera’s unique musical style has earned the band some important accolades. The band was among the winners in the “World Fusion” category at the 2009 Independent Music Awards.
Here on OurStage, Lehera has been well-received by fans, especially with the song “Collateral Damage”, a funky piece inspired by Indian writer and social activist Arundhati Roy that talks about the divisions between countries.
Another great song by Lehera is “Heartsky”, an acoustic piece that exquisitely blends the Indian tambourine with the slide guitar and a bit of vocal improvisation.
Can’t get enough of Lehera? Visit our World Channel and enjoy Indian music like you have never heard before. Here is a playlist that will lift your spirits. Bon Voyage!