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2018 ACDGP grantees

Matthew Keegan and The Three Seas and Australia/India Tour

Left to right: Steven Elphick, Raju Das Baul, Matt Keegan, Deo Ashis Mothey, Gaurab Chatterjee. Photo credit: Angeline Marmion

Sector: Music

Grantee: Matthew Keygan and the Three Seas

Project description

The Three Seas is an international, inter-cultural music project that fuses modern Australian jazz with West Bengali folk music to create a unique and soulful sonic imprint that radiates joy. Drawing on the earthy tones of north Indian folk practices with a focus on the Baul tradition, The Three Seas combines contemporary jazz and western production aesthetics to playfully create new pathways and transport audiences into new musical worlds. The remarkable members of The Three Seas have been drawn together by a deep love of music, a mutual respect for their distinct and diverse cultural origins and a shared passion for creating songs that resonate universally. In December 2018, The Three Seas will tour to India as part of The Australian High Commission's OZFEST and perform in theatres and festivals in New Delhi, Kochi, Kolkata, Chennai, Shanti Niketan and Darjeeling.

Key dates

  • 15 December 2018, Indian Premiere and Workshop, Kochi Muziris Biennale
  • 16 December 2018, Performance and Workshop, Pushkar
  • 18 December 2018, Performance and Workshop, Serendipity Festival, Goa
  • 20 December 2018, Performance and Worshop, Fine Arts Festival, Meenakshi Sundararajan Fine Arts Academy, Chennai
  • 22 December 2018, Performance and Workshop, Kolkata
  • 23 December 2018, Performance, Shantiniketan,
  • 24 December 2018, Performance, Darjeeling

Country: India

Total project value: $85,520.00

Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grant: $29,340.00

Last Updated: 14 November 2018
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