Layatharanga has emerged as the most prominent and enthusiastic music groups of India. The team specializes in "World Music" - a music form blending different styles from across the globe. Basing the foundation on carnatic classical music, layatharanga has gone on to amalgamate other music forms to produce a soothing and harmoniuos blend of music. All the musicians of the group are masters in their own fields with their roots deep in carntic classical music. Using their repertoire of this rich knowlede, they have collaberated to bring this unique music style to the fore. Although it comprises many different sounds, the basic concept stems from carnatic music. The rich melodies, complex rhythm patterns and the intriguing intricacies of the carnatic style are used effectively in creating a new and refreshing music style. This experimentation has won them rich accolades worldwide.

They have performed and collaborated individually and as a team with world renowned music maestros like Pandit Ravishankar, Dr.M.Balamuralikrishna, Dr.L.Subramanyam, Pandit Jasraj, K.J.Yesudas, M.S.Gopalakrishnan, Ganesh-Kumaresh, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, Sivamani, Karl and Keith Peters, Mandolin Srinivas, Kadri Gopalnath, Nityashree Mahadevan, Sudha Raghunath, S.P.Balasubramaniam, Louis Banks, Amith Heri...

They have been a part of numerous International Music Festivals and worked with renowned western musicians including Karsh Kale, Virginia Mayhew, Hans Hartmann (Chapman stick), John Neptune, Lewis Pragasam,Dean Magraw, Alex Rostotsky...

Have extensively toured and performed in US, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, England, Belgium, Spain, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, France, Poland, Luxembourg, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Gulf Countries..

Layatharanga has to its credit, the following world music albums -

Punarnava - Released in June 1999
Thandava - Released in May 2000
Pranava - Released in March 2003

Layatharanga strives further into its effort of bringing this mesmerising music form to one and all. The members believe that the fun, respect and passion that they have on stage, translates to the audience. Listening to their music and seeing them perform makes for a charming and exciting session!

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