East Meets West – A Fusion Music Odyssey

Published by Afterschool.my on Aug 28, 2015, 12:44 pm

Don't miss SwarAsia's concert this 6 September 2015 at the PJ Civic Centre from 7.30pm onwards.

Enjoy a night of soulful and rhythmic mix with the "EAST MEETS WEST - A Fusion Music Odyssey" concert presented by Brickfields Asia College (BAC) and Swara Community Arts Center. This will be a music performance involving the likes of Sitar genius Samuel J. Dass, the brainchild of this event, and tabla maestro Prakash Kandasamy.


The other musicians who are part of this group are Kesavan on the Flute, Kirubakaran on the Gatham and Thavil, Eliezer Enan on Guitar, Rohnie Tan on Violin, Jazlan Norman on Bass Guitar, Ustaz E Ali Umar on Rebab, Selvendrrah Krishnan on Cajon and Dholak, Gregory Dennis on Keyboards, Dhivager M Yogasingam on Effects and Bhavani Logeswaran on Vocals. Together they collaborate and hold a vast amount of musical talent extended over a multitude of years.


The compositions that will be rendered will extend a wide range of ragas in scales and rhythm patterns that will leave audiences mesmerised. One of the songs include Nothing is Forever, a stirring arrangement dedicated to the memory of one of Swara’s students, Yuvanes. Although composed before his tragic passing, the depth of this moving piece will likely shed a tear or two. The captivating ragas and rhythmically intensive musical elaborations composed by Sam and rendered by SwarAsia is hoped to be the beginning of more collaborations and performances.

SwarAsia which will also undertake a roadshow to Penang, Malacca and Johor in the months of October–December 2015. They have also been invited to perform in four cities namely Rotorua, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in New Zealand in the month of November 2015.


The SWARA Community Arts Center (SWARA CAC) consists of performing artistes who share the dream of teaching and nurturing the performing arts regardless of race, colour or creed. It believes in enriching the life of its students, community and society. 

The mission of SWARA CAC is to fill the cultural landscape of their community and to build an artistic space for Malaysian youths, nurturing and supporting them for an extended term of concentrated artistic activity.  

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