Nadaka - acoustic guitar, electric guitar, 12 string guitar, charango,
bass guitar, fretless bass, tambura and vocal
Ganesh - violin
Shivamani - drums and percussions
Nadaka's "Celebration", draws upon a large spectrum of instruments and musical traditions.
This is music which knows where it's going... and it's enjoying the journey. In "Oceania" , the theme is introduced with solo acoustic guitar, and is then repeated throughout as a kind of template or foundation firstly for Ganesh's questing violin and then for a wonderful extended guitar solo by Nadaka, his first deep notes sliding high and expanding, evoking a sense of the Oceanic. Above, below, in between, there is wonderful percussion work from Shivamani, the cymbals flittering, the rhythms and textures changing almost by the second as Indian and Western musical modes play off each other and intertwine.
"Celebration" is a journey. At its best, this is more than just a synthesis. It is a celebration of how different types of musical expression can approach and, through working together, evoke the "true note"