Sawaari explores the nexus of Indian taals, Arabic maqams, and trance music from North Africa and Italy, fully encompassing the varied interests and backgrounds of its band members: Fabio Pirozzolo (vocals and percussion), Jussi Reijonen (oud), Mike Rivard (sintir and double bass), Andy Bergman (sax, clarinet) and Amit Kavthekar (tabla).

With an emphasis on rhythm, the music they create together has a searching, exploratory quality that brings together the meditative with the energetic, taking the listener from sparse tranquility to complex syncopations in a moment. Named for a word that means "to ride" in Hindi, Sawaari invites audiences to be transported into a world of rhythm and sound that knows no borders, no limitations.

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March 30, 2021.

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Sawaari Live at Sharon Backyard Concert Series

Sharon, MA

Greetings Sawaari fan!Our friend Steve Kitay will be hosting Sawaari in their Sharon, MA backyard. We haven't played publicly in over a year and circumstances are such that who knows when (or if) there will be a next time.Here are the details:Sunday, June 20. Lawn & pool open at 3:30. Music starts at 5.Pretty much BYO everything. They will have water and some beer on hand. They’ll also have a lot of chairs but not enough for everyone.We are asking everyone contribute $20 per person in advance to secure a spot - either via paypal.me/skitay or venmo: @skitay. We are limiting our audiences this year to 50-ish and expect to sell-out very soon. NOTE: The only thing the local police have ever gotten upset about is when people park illegally or not all on the same side of the street - so if you come, please be aware.Our "venue" page is on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SharonBackyardUpdates will be posted there. Feel free to reach out with questions - email (skitay@comcast.net), text (781-413-1582), or fb messenger from the previous page.Hope you can join us!


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