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From 10 October 2021 to 10 November 2021
Shylu Ravindran (Carnatic Guitars/Indian Percussion), Sahib Singh (Guitar), Kashyap Jaishankar (Bass), Manu Krishnan (Drums/Vocals)

Jatayu is a Nu-Jazz quartet from the port city of Chennai, India. Using sound and music to tell stories, the band blends styles of music from all over the world to create truly global music. They weave together traditional Carnatic music with jazz, funk, rock, and a whole host of perpetually changing styles and influences to push the boundaries of ‘fusion’. 

What started as Shylu’s desire to teach himself the guitar in the mid-2010s, has grown into a collaborative musical experiment of style and culture - balancing traditional art and modern progressiveness. By mid 2017, the current line up had formed with their first concert - the Malaysian Independent Live Fusion Festival that same year. This experience fueled a fire to work on their first record - Chango Tales, with which they toured the country and broke into the Indian independent music industry. 

Following their critically acclaimed debut EP - ‘Chango Tales’, the band has recently released their sophomore EP - ‘MoodSwings’. Tracing the band’s sonic journey, this EP is a collection of their earliest compositions. Jatayu has always been an auditory experiment of culture, rhythm & harmony. True to form, ‘Moodswings’ is a colourful re-imagination of their history through the lens of the present.

The whole idea of Jatayu is to create new sonic soundscapes with different people from all over the world, understanding culture through music and exchanging ideas using different perspectives helping create something truly unique and something that is always evolving. 

Jatayu is a reflection of modern India - rooted in a centuries old art form, yet current and collaborative in approach.

Website - www.jatayumusic.com