Bountiful beats of AkashA


AkashA’s music doesn’t just cut across cultural boundaries, it confirms a simple universal truth; that good music will touch your soul.

The crowd at the recent Penang World Music Festival at the Botanical Gardens had already been entertained by a number of global acts by the time AkashA went on stage. And after the colourful and eclectic national costumes from the previous bands, the audience murmured curiously at the seven men in simple, white linen outfits who settled down before a mindboggling array of sitar and guitars, mridangam, drums and other percussion instruments.

A tap reverberated against the drum skins and a string twanged in response – and AkashA filled the air with electricity.

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