About

Sawaari

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 Urdu, Sawaari invites audiences to be transported into a world of rhythm and sound that knows no borders, no limitations.

Latest News

February 14, 2020.

Our friend Ron Wyman at Zero Gravity Films shot and edited our version of "Badha Habibti" live from our last performance in Gloucester at Floating Lotus on October 19th, 2019. You can go to our Video page to witness this fun performance!

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