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Prashant Michael John
manager (at) lehera.net
LEHERA brings together their roots in North and South Indian classical music and Western musical forms to create a genre – tripping vibe both energetic and contemplative. Vocals in English and Classical Indian styles intertwine with Hindustani slide guitar, violin, bamboo flutes and vocal harmonics and are driven by exciting Ghatam (Clay pot drum), Konnakol(Carnatic drum language) and world percussion peppered with funky and bluesy guitaring.
“[Lehera] …has given fusion a different dimension, mixing classical [Indian] with funk and jazz.” – The Deccan Herald, India.
“I firmly believe in the Lehera project. It has a lot of energy and is well played!”
– Dave King, bassist ( Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby McFerrin, Laurie Anderson, Jimmy Smith, Shirley Bassey, Tina Turner Billy Cobham, Elton John etc).
“Though the artists are from different traditions, their performance was unique and outstanding” – Ms. Ramamani, Karnataka College of Percussion.
“The band has expertly blended everything from konnakol to blues and jazz guitaring to vocal harmonics” – The Hindu, Bangalore.