The latest winners of the World Music Network Battle of the Bands are Giuliano Modarelli and Kamaljeet Ahluwalia with their track ‘Raag Charukeshi, Teental’. World Music Network’s Battle of the Bands always has an array of fantastic entrants, with past winners including Trio Tekke and Oratnitza. Their song will now appear on a forthcoming project with World Music Network.
Giuliano Modarelli and Kamaljeet Ahluwalia’s colourful album, Englobed, showcases contemporary interpretations of Indian classical music interspersed with influences from West African, Arabic and western traditions. These talented artists are the young representatives of their instruments on the British Indian classical scene.
As a group they have explored many different styles and their music connects thoughts of the past and present. They have worked with national and international artists including Akram Khan, a dancer and choreographer, Mercury Music Prize winner Talvin Singh and Grammy Award winning tabla player Bikram Ghosh.
Listen to the winning track below: