"Exhilarating and mesmeric" - AP Reviews
"A true fusion of Welsh and Indian folk and classical music with a healthy injection of Big Fun-era Miles Davis." - Wales Arts Review
Nobody on earth sounds like Khamira.
Who else would be mad enough to mix Hindustani Classical music with Welsh folk music.
4 musicians from Wales and 3 from India - the music we make is real world fusion. Unique, alive, groundbreaking.
The Sarangi sings with the trumpet, the tabla dances with the drums while the guitar soars over the piano and bass.
Miles Davis, Hindustani classical, Llio Rhydderch, Pat Metheny, Sufi singing, Kenny Kirkland, Welsh folk, Shakti, konnakol, rock, Tomas Stanko, jazz, it's all in there.
Our music contains multitudes, transcends continents, and is our quest for the truth...
...Come with us!
...Khamira first came together in 2015, touring India playing The Goa Jazz Festival, Kolkata JazzFest, Bangalore and New Delhi.
In 2016 the band recorded their debut album in the remote Welsh hills at Red Kite Studios, Llanwrda near Llandovery, Wales, which was released in May 2017 to widespread acclaim.
In 2017 Khamira showcased at the Seoul Music Week, South Korea and were awarded prestigious funding to tour both Wales and India as part of the British Council UK/India Year of Culture.
In May 2017 Khamira undertook a comprehensive 9 date tour of Wales, culminating with a sold out performance at the internationally renowned Hay Festival and have just returned from another successful tour of India in January 2018.
Khamira's music is somewhere between the cinematic scope of the Pat Metheny Group and the grunge funk of Miles Davis' 70s band, inter-twinned with passages of melancholic Welsh folk music and Indian classical virtuosity.
"An album to place close to Shakti's Natural Elements - and I can't think of much higher praise than that"- Jazz Journal ****
"Amazing" - Chris Philips, JazzFM
"Blurring the edges of genres and cultures here feels entirely organic, summoning the seminal ’70s fusion experiments of John McLaughlin and Miles Davis...fifty-five minutes of extensive, instrumental splendour" - AP Reviews
"When the full band plays the music is almost symphonic in scale and one can understand where the comparisons with Metheny come from, the sound is similarly cinematic and richly coloured and textured" - Thejazzmann ****
"Exquisite" - Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales
Promo Video for our concert at G5A, Mumbai on 18th January 2018