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Sounds of Kolachi Concert - Mar 31 (UNC-Chapel Hill)
Like an Indian Ocean blast from the seaport megacity it calls home, the new 10-piece supergroup of vocalists and instrumentalists from Karachi, Pakistan blurs raga and western harmony, counterpoint and South Asian melodic lines. It's where South Asian classical instruments like the sitar and bowed sarangi are on equal footing with electric guitar and rock rhythm section. Guiding the journey, composer, theorist and singer Ahsan Bari spins outrageous, bluesy, modal riffs. Sounds of Kolachi defies boundaries in its mix of classical, avant-garde, jazz and rock music. They will perform at Memorial Hall, UNC Chapel Hill on Friday, March 31 at 8pm. For more details visit,