The international, cross-cultural The Three Seas returns to Adelaide

Nexus-Arts-The-Three-SeasFollowing a critically acclaimed tour of the UK last year, The Three Seas return to Nexus Arts, Adelaide, on Saturday 15 April, as part of Nexus Live.

The international, cross-cultural ensemble fuses West Bengal and Himalayan folk song with contemporary sounds from Sydney and Kolkata.

The Three Seas features Raju Das Baul – Vocals, Khamak; Deo Ashis Mothey – Vocals, Esraj, Dotora, Guitar, Murchunga; Matt Keegan – Baritone, Clarinet, Ewi; Brendan Clark – Bass Guitar & Effects; and Gaurab Chatterjee – Drums, Dubki.

Soaring Baul vocals and majestic sounds from North Indian traditions intertwine with Bengali beats and the deep groove of the baritone saxophone in an energetic, uplifting “Bermuda Triangle of electro-dub, funk and Hindustani music” (Songlines magazine, 2022).

A Three Seas concert is like no other – bound to lift you out of your seat and have you heading for any dance space that is available.

Spiritual jazz, rock, dub reggae and traditional North Indian instruments (the khamak, dupki, estraj and dotora) all combine alongside tribal rhythms and intricate bass lines to create a totally joyous experience.

Over a unique fourteen-year partnership, The Three Seas have released three albums and toured extensively throughout Asia, Australia and the UK.

Last year the band recorded their fourth studio album Vimana, at the renowned Real World studio’s in the UK, under the guidance of producer Sarathy Korwar (Ninja Tunes, Leaf).

The release of the 11-track project which includes original compositions, arrangements of Baulgan, Buddhist chants and a Bollywood classic is eagerly awaited.

This is the first Adelaide performance for the ensemble since their sold-out performance at Nexus Arts as part of OzAsia Festival in 2018, and is sure to be an audience favourite.

The Three Seas
Nexus Arts – Lion Arts Centre, Corner North Terrace and Morphett Street, Adelaide
Performance: Saturday 15 April 2023 (doors: 7.30pm | show: 8.00pm)
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Image: The Three Seas (supplied)