Fusion Band MRIGYA starts its 2012 Official North America Tour.

Indian band in global village. Where every member of the audience is a citizen of the world. No matter where he comes from, or what he speaks, he understands the language of Mrigya. This is possible due to the musical diversity of the band which comes together as one unique sound. A sound which rises above nationality and language. A sound which is a culture of its own. A sound which unites the world as one family “Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam”. Their music carries with it people of a variety of cultures and nationalities for its uniqueness in fusing the Blues, Funk, Folk, Latin, Rock & Jazz with Indian Classical.

Mrigya created history at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival U.K., 2001, by becoming the first Indian band to get a 5 star rating with the Scotsman – Scotland’s leading daily. Apart from the Scotsman, even the Evening News termed Mrigya’s performances as a “must watch”.  Mrigya won ‘The Herald Angel Award’, presented by the ‘Herald Newspaper’  for excellence in music, dance & theatre at the Edinburgh Festival, 2002, making

it yet another first for an Indian band. Mrigya also received the ‘Tap Water Award’, given by ‘Out of The Blue Trust’, for music promoting communal harmony, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2002.

The tour for Chicago and Vancouver has been confirmed. The schedule is as follows: –

July 12th- Arrival Vancouver

July 13th- Sufi and Indian classical performance

July 14th- Mrigya performance at the Vancouver Folk Festival

July 15th- Mrigya Jam session at the Vancouver Folk Festival

July 17th- Departure from Vancouver and arrival in chicago

July 21st- Sufi and Indian classical performance

July 22nd- Mrigya performance at the Old Town school of performing arts

LINE UP: Sharat Chandra Srivastava (Violin / Vocals), Gyan Singh (Tabla, Dholak & Mridangam / Vocals),  Indraneel Hariharan (Bass Guitar / Vocals),  Sachin Kapoor (Keyboard’s / Vocals), Rajat Kakkar (Drums ‘n’ Percussions),  Karan Sharma (Guitars);  Guest Artists – Gulaam Qadar Vocals (Sufi) & Sukriti Sen (Vocals – Indian Classical)