The New Faces of Fusion: Pakshee
From Hindustani classical to Carnatic to funk, they’ve got every genre covered
Pakshee is six-piece worldÂ music outfit based in NewÂ Delhi who blend jazz, pop,Â rock and funk withÂ Hindustani classical toÂ present a mature, refreshingÂ take on fusion music.
Spanning an age range ofÂ 19-23 years, the bandÂ features Tanishque Jarial onÂ Hindustani classical vocals,Â Sree Rag on Carnatic vocals,Â Satyam Sah on guitars,Â Akshat Pradhan on bass,Â Pranay Parti on keys and DanÂ Thomas on drums. PaksheeÂ first caught our attentionÂ with the striking music videoÂ for their 2017 single “RaahÂ Piya” which combinesÂ smooth, contemporary jazzÂ with Carnatic andÂ Hindustani vocals.
Pakshee take pride in the factÂ that each member has strongÂ musical background, makingÂ for a powerful foundation forÂ fusion. There’s great regionalÂ diversity within the band too;Â two members are fromÂ Punjab while one is fromÂ Maharashtra, another fromÂ Delhi and two have rootsÂ Kerala which lead to the bandÂ often blending MalayalamÂ and Hindi in their lyricism.Â For Pakshee, the key toÂ capture a young crowd is toÂ give them good””andÂ good-looking””content; withÂ its excellent cinematography,Â “Raah Piya” appeals to bothÂ fusion-lovers and cinemaÂ buffs.
The band are currentlyÂ working on new music whichÂ they plan on releasingÂ later this month.
Watch Pakshee’s video for “Raah Piya” below: