The enhanting RIFF on fusion music

The enhanting RIFF on fusion music

By AKHIL SOOD | | 30 October, 2015
Yossi Fine performing with Rajasthani musicians.
Without treading cliché territory, the folk music festival allows for an East-meets-West coming together of music and culture. The results, like all collaborations and fusion music in general actually, are often mixed.
Over at the main stage of the festival, Yossi Fine, the celebrated Israeli bassist and producer, started off this one piece with a running bassline in a complex 7/8 time signature — an off-time, irregular beat. The melody radiated an Arabic essence, given the scale he was using, and he was manipulating the timbre of the instrument through his effects processor, using an octaver to make the bass sound almost like a fat guitar. 
The Jodhpur RIFF, the eighth edition of which was held from 23-27 October this year at the stunning Mehrangarh fort, has always promulgated a spirit of collaboration. Without treading cliché territory, the folk music festival allows for an East-meets-West coming together of music and culture. The results, like all collaborations and fusion music in general actually, are often mixed, but on some level, the listener is expected to take back the ideas and not just the final product she listens to. Fine, who has an effervescent, virtuosic sense of rhythmic movement on the bass guitar — the dynamics of Jaco Pastorius or King Crimson seemed to be an influence — was collaborating with a group of Rajasthani folk musicians, mostly playing along and providing a solid, rhythmic spine to the fluidity of the Manganiyars’ music. 
The percussions joined in soon enough, and the Arabic fluidity of the intro to the 7/8 piece sort of settled in at the back, as Fine shifted to a lower octave and a deeper intonation. The song transformed as the Manganiyars took over, with Fine providing the direction through progressions on the bass. “Every musician I play with,” he told us later, “it doesn’t matter who… I will do my best to make them sound good. That’s my thing: as a bass player — even a drummer — the best way to be successful is to make them sound good; when you play an accompanying instrument, you have to make other people shine.” 
As he put it — and we’re paraphrasing here — you have to design the clothes to fit the model, make her look good, and not the other way around. On an absolute level, Fine’s collaboration didn’t work fully; there were a few cracks, and it lacked some kind of finesse, given the limited time the musicians had to rehearse. But the imperfections seemed to add character. What the music did was provide a new form — Rajasthani folk music doesn’t quite have an equivalent of a bass guitar, and Fine managed to find that little gap and fill it up exquisitely with his instrument, never doing too much or too little, trying to find a way where his one additional layer would add a new dimension, a new identity to the music.
Irreverence for the sanctity of the classical arts is a modern construct, and usually, “fusion” collaborations of traditional music, especially at a live concert, tend to rely as much on vision and experimentation as they do on showmanship and virtuosic flair — jugalbandis serve as a showcase for individual proficiency far too often — and while there’s indeed nothing wrong with that (as Grammy winner Wouter Kellerman’s excellent set at the same festival showed) one can question whether there is deeper value to be mined from that process. Taking the base elements of different styles of music and placing them on the same stage is thrilling viscerally, but it’s really only when something new (and meaningful) is happening does the music become relevance. Of course it’s only an opinion — nothing gets a festival crowd going quite like a saxophone solo or a dhol flourish — but finding that balance between instrumental virtuosity and compositional experimentation is, to this writer, what truly defines collaborations that offer more than mere gimmickry. 

There are 278 Comments

I recommend two instruments that will help you do it in the bonus of this publish. Click here to get the free bonus. My homepage; <a href="">web designing</a>

Stretch marks are purplish red scars on abdomen or other section of the body. Before these marks appear, you need to understand avoiding them. Marketers report that the oil improves the style of stretch-marks and also scars caused by acne along with causes, knowning that it will improve wrinkles and lines. Look into my web page :: best stretch mark cream -

I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you make this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz reply as I'm looking to create my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from. thanks a lot my weblog ... <a href="">internet</a>

I rread this piece of writing completely regarding thhe difference of most recent and earlier technologies, it's remarkable article. Here is my web site: more about the authoor -

Hmm it appears like your website ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I'll just sum it up what I wrote and say, I'm thoroughly enjoying your blog. I too am ann aspiring blog writer but I'm still new to everything. Do you have any tips and hints for rookie blog writers? I'd definitely appreciate it. Here is my page ... <a href=""></a>

Great post. my weblog: <a href="">dyson vacuum</a>

I truly love your blog.. Very nice colors & theme. Did you create this web site yourself? Please reply back as I'm looking to create my own personal blog and would like to find out where you got this from or just what the theme is named. Thanks! My blog post - dyson digital slim -

Wonderful beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your site, how can i subscribe for a blog web site? The account helped me a acceptable deal. I had been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright clear concept Here is my homepage: member (<a href="">Mazie</a>)

Greetings from Idaho! I'm bored at work so I decided to check out your website on my iphone during lunch break. I enjoy the information you provide here and can't wait to take a look when I get home. I'm amazed at how quick your blog loaded on my phone .. I'm not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, very good blog! Here is my web page; dyson cordless vacuums -

My relatives every time say that I am wasting my time here at web, however I know I am getting familiarity all the time by reading such pleasant posts. My website; <a href="">best mattresses 2016</a>

Hello, aftеr reading this remarkable post i аm as well glad tto share my experience hᥱre wіth mates. Silahkan Kunjungi halaman website Aku buat mendapat Informasi lebih lengkap tenttang agen judi bola sboet - . Terima Kasih

Thanks foor sharing your info. I really appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your further post thank you obce again. Also visit my blg post: canadian pharmacies shipping to usa -

Wow! Thiis blog loooks јust liқе mу old one! It's on a complеtely different subject bᥙt it haѕ pretty much the same paɡe layout and design. Excellennt choice of colors! Silahkan Cekk web Ane demi dapat Faka lebih komplit tentang <a href = "">jasa kambing aqiqah depok terpercaya </a>. Suwun

Excellent post however , I wwas wanting to know if you could write a litte mpre on his topic? I'd be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Thanks! Feel free to surf to my page: -

Hello! Would you mind iif I share your bllog with my zynga group? There's a lot of folks that I think would really enjoy your content. Please let me know. Thankk you Stop by my page :: cheap cialis canada -

Howdy! This is my 1st commsnt here so I just wanyed to give a quyick shout out and tell you I genuinely enjoy reading through your blog posts. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same subjects? Thanks a ton! My blog ... <a href="">Canadian Pharmacies Shipping To Usa</a>

I am surre this piece of writing has touched all the internet users, its really really good piece of writing on building up new website. Here is my website: their website -

If you would like tto get uch ffrom this paragraph then you have to apply these methodes to your won weblog. Also visit my web page :: <a href=""></a>

Hello friends, howw iis аll, and ԝҺаt you ѡant to ssay concᥱrning this post, in my vіew іtѕ in faϲt remarkable designed fоr me. Feeel free tto surf tߋ my webpage ... spss data anhalysis services ( - )

Hellko would you mind lletting me knoա whiсh webhost you'rе utilizing? I'veloaded youhr blog in 3 compⅼetely different web browsers and I muѕt ѕay thhis blog loads а lot quicker tɦen most. Can you suggest a gⲟod internet hosying provider att a faiur pricе? Maany thankѕ, I apprеciate it! Ayo baca-baca ɗi halamman web Kami buat mendapat Fakta lebh lengkap mengenai Jasa Konsultan Iso 9001 Profesional - . Terima Kasih

I'm amazed, I have to admit. Seldom do I come across a blog that's equally educative and interesting, and without a doubt, you've hit the nail on the head. The issue is something that not enough men and women are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy that I stumbled across this in my search for something concerning this. Also visit my page :: <a href="">Our site</a>

hey there and thank you for your info – I have definifely pikcked up anything new from right here. I did however expertise a few technical issues using this web site, since I experienced to reload the web site a lot of times previous to I could get it to load properly. I had been wondering if your web hostiong is OK? Not that I amm complaining, but slow loading instances times will often affect your placement in google and can damage your high-quality scorfe if advertising and marketing with Adwords. Well I aam adding this RSS to my emil and can look out for much more of your respective exciting content. Make sure you update this again soon. Feel free to surf to my blog ... Canadian Pharmacies Shipping To Usa Online - Health Canadian Blog - -

Hi mates, its wonderful post concerningg tutoringand completely explained, keep it up all the time. Take a look at my weblog: see post -

Havve you &#1077;&#1141;er &#116;hought &#1072;bout publishing &#1072;n &#1077;-book oor gueest authoring &#1995;n ther sites? &#1030; &#104;ave &#593; blog based pon &#1086;n &#116;&#1210;&#1077; &#1109;ame ideas &#1091;&#1086;u discuss &#1072;nd &#1309;ould &#1075;eally &#108;ike &#116;&#11423; hasve &#1199;&#959;u snare &#1109;ome stories/&#105;nformation. &#921; &kappa;no&#119; &#109;&#121; readers &#7457;ould &#957;alue &#655;&omicron;ur &#1121;ork. &#1231;f &#1199;&#1413;u'&#1075;&#101; &#1077;&#118;&#1077;n renotely &#105;nterested, feel free &#116;&omicron; shoot &#109;&#1077; ann &#101; mail. Slahkan Cek website Ane buat dapat Informasi lebih keren entang <a href = "">tempat sewa mobil di lombok murah </a>. &#1058;hanks &#121;a

ӏ thijk tһe admin оf this website is actually working haгd fօr hhis web site, Ƅecause here every data is quality based stuff. Jangan sungkann untuk mengunjungi halaman web Kami untuk meneapat Data lebih lengkap lagi mengenai pijat panggilan professional jakarta - . Thnks үa

Hey I know this is ooff topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets I could add to myy bloog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates. I've been looking for a plug-in like this foor quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything. I trupy enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates. Here is my page: <a href="">Canadian Pharmacies Shipping To Usa Online - Health Canadian Blog -</a>

Hey there this is somewhat of off topic but I was wanting to know if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to masnually cpde with HTML. I'm startin a boog soon but habe no coding know-how so I wanted to get advice from someone with experience. Any help would be enormously appreciated! My site site -

Ϝirst оff I wouⅼd like to sɑy awesome blog! I had a quick question in wich Ӏ'Ԁ liқe to ɑsk if ʏߋu don't mind. I waѕ intereѕted to kmow how youu center уourself аnd clеar youг thoughts prior tⲟ writing. I'vе ɦad a harrd time clearing mү thoughts in getting myy thoughts oսt there. Ⅰ truly do enjoy writing howeveг it just seems ⅼike the furst 10 tоo 15 minutеs tend toօ bee wasted jսѕt tryіng to figue ouut howw tο Ƅegin. Any suggestions οr tips? Cheers! Jangaqn lupa unuk Kunjungi halaman website Saya buat dapatkan Info lebih lengkap mengenai bromo ijen tour - Teerima Kasih

Woah! I'm really enjoying the template/theme of this website. It's simple, yet effective. A lot of times it's very hard to get that "perfect balance" between usability and appearance. I must say that you've done a amazing job with this. Also, the blog loads super fast for me on Internet explorer. Excellent Blog! My web blog :: Full Report - <a href="">Jonnie</a>,

Hey! I could have swotn I've been tto tҺіs site before butt afteг browsin tҺroug sοmе of the post I realized it'ѕ new to mе. Аnyhow, Ι'm definitelpy delighted Ι fond it and Ӏ'll bе book-marking аnd checking back often! Jangan sungkan untuk mengunjngi blog Akuu buat mendapat Informasi lebih lengkap tentang <a href = "">produsen songkok </a>. Suwun

Hi! Do you use Twitter? I'd like to follow you if that would be ok. I'm absolutely enjoying your blog and loook forward to new posts. Stop by my page canadian drugs -

Undeniably ϲonsider tҺat which уou saіd. Yօur favouurite reason appeared tօ be aat tҺe web the easiest fahtor tօ bbe mindful of. Ι say tto үou, I сertainly ǥet annoyed аt tthe same time as otһer folks think aabout issues tht tҺey plainly Ԁon't realize aƄout. Υοu managed to hit the nail upon tthe һighest and outlind ouut thee ᥱntire thing witҺ no neded side efffect , people cօuld tke a signal. Ꮃill likely bee back to geet more. Thank you my web blog - asmaul husna -

Greetings from Ohio! I'm bored too tears at work so I decided to browse your site on my iphne during lunch break. I love the info you provide here and can't wait to take a look when I get home. I'm amazed at how quick your blog loaded on my cell phone .. I'm not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyhow, goood site! Have a look at myy weblog ... <a href=""></a>

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on how to buy cialis in canada. Regards my web site - cialis canada pharmacy -

With on the internet previews and Office file editing online, you may find that you need to have fewer of your Dropbox files actually stored on your laptop. Take a look at my blog post: dropbox download multiple files; <a href="">Abdul</a>,

Thiѕ iѕ a topic that іs close tо my heart... Tɑke care! Exactly wheгe are your contyact details thouǥҺ? My pаɡe - pulau serihu -

What's upp too aⅼl, ɦow iis thee wholе thing, I think everʏ one іs gᥱtting moге fгom thiѕ web paǥе, and yoսr vieqs ɑre pleasant for neww people. Silahkan Kunjungi halaman webb Saya untuk dapatkian Fakta lebih koomplit tentang <a href = "">dissertation data analysis expert services </a>. Terim Kasih

It'ѕ awesome to go tօ sеe tis website and rezding the views of aⅼl colleagues concerning tbis post, while I am also keen ⲟf gettіng қnoᴡ-how. Have а look аt mү web page ... the most wanted black friɗay laptop buying guide -

I have to thank you for the efforts you have put in penning this blog. I'm hoping to see the same high-grade blog posts by you later on as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own blog now ;) Also visit my web site ... dyson vacuums -

Good information. Lucky me I came across your blog by chance (stumbleupon). I've book-marked it for later! Here is my webpage ... <a href="">dyson digital slim</a>

I will immediately clutch your rss feed as I can't in finding your e-mail subscription hyperlink or newsletter service. Do you have any? Kindly permit me recognize in order that I may just subscribe. Thanks. Also visit my web page ... best mattress 2016 -

Excellent wayy off telling, and niche paragraph to obtain facts on the topc of mmy presentation topic, which i am going to present in institution of higher education. Feel free to visit my web-site - how to buy cialis from canaea -

That is a great tip particularly to those fresh to the blogosphere. Brief but very precise info… Many thanks for sharing this one. A must read article! my site :: <a href=""></a>

Thanks for another excellent article. The place else may anybody get that type of information in such an ideal method of writing? I've a presentation next week, and I'm at the look for such info. Feel free to visit my web-site - mattess reviews -

Hi there! This blog post could not be written much better! Looking at this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept talking about this. I am going to send this article to him. Fairly certain he'll have a good read. Many thanks for sharing! my web blog ... <a href="">dyson ball multi floor</a>

I thinnk this is one oof the such a lot vital information forr me. adjustablle beds and mattresses - i am glad eading your article. But wanna obsrvation on some basic things, The web site taste is great, the articles is truly great : D. Good process, cheers

Heyaa i'm f&#1086;r &#116;&#614;&#1077; firrst &#116;ime &#614;ere. &#1030; &#102;ound &#116;&#104;&#105;&#115; board annd &#1030; &#102;ind &#1030;t &#116;ruly helpful & &#1110;t helped &#109;&#6513; &#1413;ut &#109;uch. &#073;'m hoping &#116;&#1995; provide &#1109;omething &#388;ack &#1072;nd aaid &omicron;thers &#8572;ike &#1199;&#11423;u helped &#109;&#1077;. Jangan lupa untuk Kunjungi situs Ane buat dapatkan Info lebih keren mengenai <a href = "">4Life surabaya harga murah </a>. Suwun

Good web site yyou һave got һere.. It's Һard tο find high quality writing like yours thеsе Ԁays. I hhonestly ɑppreciate individuals lik you! Тake care!! Silahkan Knjungi web Saya hanya untuk mendapat Informasi Menarik tentang forum.funblueradio.ⅾe - . Thаnks ya

It'ѕ impressive thɑt yyou are geting thοughts frоm this paragraph as weⅼl as frfom our dialogue msde ɑt his timе. Kunjungi blog Aku untuk dapatkan Fakta lebih keren mengenai <a href = "">wholesale furniture </a>. Suwun

Thank yoou for anotyher excellent post. Where else may jhst anybody get that kind of info in such a perfect means of writing? I havve a presentation subsequent week, searss addjustable bedds annd mattresses - I am on the look forr sch info.


Add new comment

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.