Blender’s Pride: Indo-Slovenian Band Zamee Will Perform In The City This Week

Zamee.Indo-Slovenian fusion band Zamee will close out Mumbai’s gig calendar for the year, not counting of course the countless upcoming New Year’s Eve parties. The band will play two concerts in Bandra this week on Tuesday, December 27 and Wednesday, December 28. Zamee is fronted by two female vocalists, Sabiha Khan from Mumbai and Nika Solce from Koper, who met at a music festival in Australia a few years ago and realised that there were similarities between traditional Balkan and Indian music such as an emphasis on improvisation and complex rhythms. In 2014, they formed Zamee to explore these similarities with an ensemble that also features Khan’s husband, tabla player Vinayak Netke; Solce’s younger brother, accordion player Matija Solce; and three Ljubljana-based instrumentalists, guitarist Tilen Stepisnic, cellist Toby Kuhn and percussionist Ziga Sercer. The songs, some which can be heard on their debut self-titled 2015 album, combine Indian folk songs and Sufi poetry with Gypsy tunes and Macedonian melodies.

Zamee will perform on Tuesday, December 27 at 7.30pm at Balgandharva Rang Mandir, next to Patwardhan Park, off Linking Road, Bandra (West). Entry is free via an invitation which you can receive by calling 98332 30759. Get directions here. They will also perform on Wednesday, December 28 at 8pm at The Cuckoo Club, 5AA Pali Hill Road, next to Candies, near Learners’ Academy, Bandra (West). Tickets priced at Rs400 per person are being sold on Bookmyshow.com. Get directions here.

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