Swarathma is a Bangalore (India) based contemporary folk-fusion band that represents the sound of today’s India: rooted in tradition, yet with sights set firmly on the world. The sound is Indian folk and Classical with Reggae, Blues and Jazz in a blend that is one-of-a-kind.
Swarathma released 2 albums on EMI in 2009, and have worked with the legendary John Leckie (Raidohead, Muse). They swept the Jack Daniels Indian Rock Awards 2009 winning Band, Song and Album of the Year.
The band is known for a visually electric interactive stage act featuring fauxfolk- horses and a Nehru Topis. This act won over audiences at top festivals such as Lovebox and Larmer Tree Festivals in London and Awtar Festival in Morocco. They have traveled to Hong Kong and Singapore as well.
Swarathma first music video 'Pyaasi' was launched in May 2010. Funded by the Gibson Foundation and the Global Water Challenge, it speaks of the fragility of water told through a story of contrasts. It features the voice of legendary Indian Classical singer Shubha Mudgal who collaborated with Swarathma on the track. Academy Award nominated filmmaker Shekhar Kapur was creative consultant to the video that was shot in the wind-swept arid desert land of Rajasthan.
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