Limbo, General Luna, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
BLUE SYAHI is a long standing Manila-based collaboration between CJ Wasu and Countryman Rick, in a World Fusion genre. The music combines elements of Jazz and characteristics of Indian Classical music, forming a framework for their free, personal expression.
This performance will include the shadow play artistry and electronic soundscapes of Datu Arellano, and explorations in time and space by bassist Bergan Nunez.
CJ is a master of the Indian percussive instrument, the tabla, and has interacted with Countryman musically for over 6 years, including a performance in the Philippines International Jazz Festival.
Bergan has also performed with Countryman for many years, and his own band Project Yazz collaborated with Blue Syahi last year at TAGO. Countryman and Datu performed last February at Limbo in a special collaboration with Dr. Royal Hartigan, which featured rhythms from an African-American tradition.