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...
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
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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