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News |  02 May 2019 17:58 |  By RnMTeam

Sarathy Korwar announces new album, 'More Arriving' with the first single, æMumbayÆ ft MC Mawali

MUMBAI: US-born, India-raised, London-based percussionist Sarathy Korwar announced his second studio album, More Arriving with the release of the lead single, Mumbay, featuring Mumbai-based rapper MC Mawali, on 2 May. The studio album incorporates rappers from New Delhi and Mumbai with spoken word and his own Indian classical and jazz instrumentation. The song More Arriving would be releasing on 26 July.

More Arriving, a spellbinding concoction of Korwar’s undulating percussion with, among others, The Comet Is Coming’s Danalogue on synths, Tamar Osborn’s baritone sax, Indo-jazz specialist Al MacSween, and crucially the voices of the brown diaspora, releases on UK-based label, Leaf on 26 July.

Outlining the experience of an Indian living in London, and that of South Asians living in India and abroad (in a variety of languages including English, Hindi, Marathi and Punjabi), the result is politically charged; an album for our times.

On More Arriving, Sarathy blasts out his own vibrant, pluralistic missive for the world to hear. With this album, Korwar expands his politicized narrative to envelop the entire diaspora. “This is a modern brown record. The kind of record that a contemporary Indian living in the UK for the past ten years would make,” Korwar says.

“This is what Indian music sounds like to me right now, and that means incorporating multiple brown voices. If anyone has a problem with that, they should be questioning what they think Indian music should be,” he adds.

This is not necessarily a record of unity; it’s an honest reflection of Korwar’s experience of being an Indian in a divided Britain. Incorporating rappers from Mumbai and New Delhi with spoken word and his own Indian classical and jazz instrumentation, this is a record born of confrontation; one for our confrontational times.