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Born in the US, Sarathy Korwar grew up in Ahmedabad and Chennai in India. He began playing tabla aged 10, but was also drawn to the American music that he heard on the radio and leaking through the doorway of his local jazz music shop.
At 17, Korwar moved to Pune to study Environmental Science, but instead dedicated his time to music, practising tabla under the tutelage of Rajeev Devasthali, translating his skills to the western drum kit and playing as a session musician.
Korwar’s daring debut album, Day To Day, recorded with the support of the Steve Reid Foundation, was released in 2016. The album fused traditional folk music recorded with the Sidi community in India, combining East African, Sufi and Indian influences with contemporary jazz and electronics.
Korwar released his second studio album, More Arriving, in July 2019. With this latest release, Korwar blasts out his own vibrant, pluralistic narrative for the world to hear. This is not necessarily a record of unity; it’s an honest reflection of Korwar’s experience of being an Indian in Britain.