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Abhijit Ganguly

Contributing Writer

Kolkata, India

Kaitie Elizabeth

Contributing Artist

Idaho, USA

Ivan R. Lopez

Contributing Artist

Miami, Florida, USA

Michelle Antelo

Contributing Artist

Miami, Florida, USA

February 18, 2016

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The search for enchanting sounds leads to some interesting musical combinations. The language of emotions is almost the same across the world. In recent times, baul music, the itinerant folk form of Bengal, has had its tryst with fusion. It’s possibly the free-flowing character of the music that lends itself to a global musical blend. The city of joy recently witnessed one such collaboration between Auster Loo from Belgium and Brahma Khyapa from Kolkata. Auster Loo consists of Simon Leleux who plays percussions from Arab and the Middle East and flutist Lydia Thonnard.


Talking about the journey of Auster Loo, Simon says, “We decided to start playing together two years ago. Initially we wanted to compose our tracks with influences of music Middle Eastern music, giving s...

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