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How a St. Petersburg band became a pioneer of Indo-Russian fusion music

April 10, 2017

By: Yulia Skopich

While Indian film and dance have a large following in Russia, music from the country appeals to a much smaller niche. One band in Russia’s cultural capital, St. Petersburg, has been incorporating India’s musical traditions into Russian folk music over the last decade and a half: Meet Samhey!

The band’s story starts in 2003, when Russian musician Denis Kucherov went to India with his friend Pravin to learn to play Indian musical instruments. Denis learned to play the tabla and other percussion instruments, while Pravin learned to play the flute. They spend around three years in the country...[Read More]

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