Pangaea is three well established international musicians who are currently residing in Delhi, India: a fusion of the best of Western and Eastern styles.
Pangaea performs an exciting mixture of Indian Hindustani and Western classical music within contemporary original compositions, combining the classical guitar and voice with the complex rhythms, scales, and improvisation of Indian classical music to produce a unique style of fusion.
The trio comprises of two of India’s most exciting young Hindustani classical musicians, Saptak Sharma (Tabla) and Mayank Raina (Sitar and Flutes) and New Zealand musician and composer Mike Hogan (Guitar and vocals). All three have gained a high level of recognition individually in their respective fields.
The three musicians first met in New Delhi in October 2017 and very quickly developed a rapport. The continued development of their sound led composer Mike Hogan to create a body of new songs which they began performing at festivals, private functions, and local venues in and around Delhi.
The group has received a large amount of positive feedback and encouragement from these public performances, most especially from the close knit musical community in New Delhi, which has been very excited with the potential for this kind of fusion to help develop the musical horizons of young performers and help bring further understanding of the beauty of these respective traditions to the public.
Pangaea is now ready to record, with enough material for a full-length album. The purchase of some cheap flight tickets to Wellington led to the formulation of a nine date New Zealand tour which will begin and end with recording dates at two of the county’s top studios, “The Surgery” in Wellington, and “Orange Studios” in Christchurch. The group will also visit some of the top music learning facilities in the country to present workshops and meet their students.
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