Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Khiyo band performs at the East End ahead of their debut album

Ahead of the launch of their first album, the British-Bengali band, Khiyo, will perform songs from the album at Stepney Green Fair on Sunday (August 10). This performance will be followed by the National Theatre’s Outdoor Festival earlier this week.
In order to create music of their album, they have taken inspiration from classical, rock, jazz, blues, Nazrul Sangeet, Bengali folk and Indian classical.
Members of this band are Sohini Alam (vocal), Oliver Weeks (guitar and piano) and Ben Hillard (bass guitar).

Khiyo came to the limelight after combining the national anthem of Bangladesh with modern instruments, though it steered some criticism.