Caribbean cruise with music
Born in Trinidad, moved to France and currently residing in Bahrain, singer Naila Joseph’s musical influences are diverse.
“The music from my birthplace, such as Calypso is very carnival-like; you feel like dancing. That forms a bit of my music. My dad (an Indian), would listen to a lot of 1980s Rock, which forms one of my influences too,” she explains.
Singer Naila Joseph
The bassist in her group is from Reunion Island who brings in his own sounds and she tells us that the rest of the musicians merge to create a unique sound. This former local church singer has come a long way with her personal album ever since she began recording at the tender age of three. She has also worked with different international artistes such as 3 Canal, Machel Montano and Rupee.
Currently in India, she has performed at music festivals in Bengaluru and Puducherry. “This is my first trip here; it feels like homecoming to me. I got a chance to listen to the local music at the festivals and I love the rhythms. You feel like dancing. I am also working out a collaboration with an Indian artiste,” she informs us.
She is currently wrapping up another album, which will have a lot of Soul influences. As for today’s performance in the city, she promises an energetic vibe that will showcase her original music packed in with a lot of Caribbean and Soul influences.
On Today, 10 pm onwards
At Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Lower Parel.
If you love Jazz, a performance by Sanjay Divecha & Friends featuring Karl Peters and Gino Banks is where you should head to. Divecha is one of the great guitarists on the Indian Jazz music scene and has worked with AR Rahman on the score for the movie, 127 Hours. Peters is another legendary bassist of the country. And Banks is known for his versatility as a drummer.
ON February 22, 8 pm onwards
AT 1/29, Kamal Mansion, Level Two, Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba.
Indie lovers head to the launch of MTV Indies, which will see performances by Karsh Kale, Bombay Bassment and more.
ON Today, 6 pm onwards
AT Mehboob Studio, Bandra (W).