The story of why not...?
It is August 2018 when Sarita Rav and Otto de Jong meet each other in Sarita’s hometown Amber, Jaipur, capital city of Rajasthan, India.
Sarita is a singer and teaches music classes to Indians and travellers from abroad, Otto is a drummer and one of those travellers who’s interested in Indian music. After a few lessons, some little jams together and passionate conversations about each others musical cultures they decide to undertake an adventure, start a band and tour together.
In April and May 2019 they undertook their first tour. For a month they played in The Netherlands and France with an unusual and minimalistic setup of just vocals and drumset. Their pure and dynamic mix of North Indian songs and ragas with Western indie and jazz influenced drums is being received with great enthusiasm.
It did not end there, the story continues... After the first tour Sarita and Otto decided to take this international project to a next level under the name of Jaipur Junction. In October and November of 2019 they will be touring in Europe again and start recoding their first album, which will be released in 2020... Why not...?
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