The Music Lounge and Wollongong Conservatorium of Music present The Three Seas Project
A soulful sound fusing modern Australian jazz with folk music from West Bengal.
The Three Seas is an international, cross-cultural musical project that fuses modern Australian jazz with folk music from West Bengal to create a unique and soulful sonic imprint that radiates joy onstage.
Whilst Indian classical music and jazz have enjoyed a long association, The Three Seas draws on earthier sounds and styles from both Baul and Himalayan folk traditions, and playfully creates new musical pathways using contemporary western frameworks and production techniques.
The remarkable members of The Three Seas were drawn together by a deep love of music, a mutual respect for their distinct and diverse cultural origins and a shared passion for creating songs that resonate universally. When experiencing the band live the audience is transported into their supernatural world.
The ensemble is led by Australian composer and saxophonist Matt Keegan, whose search for new experience and sounds first drew him to India in 2009. Meeting these wonderful West Bengali musicians he understood that a collaboration with colleagues from Australia could create something really special.