Blues in the Ragas
“Raga”, in its original Sanskrit means “the act of dying or coloring”; something that colors one’s emotions or moods. This is also the essence of the Blues. These forms are primary in my evolution as a musician having grown up in Malaysia – a melting pot of cultural and diverse traditions - and then coming to live in the modern hybrid culture that is Hawaii. Over the last 14 years the Quadraphonix has developed its own hybrid forms that respect and celebrate the free flowing exchange of traditions and ideas that make up the 21st century musical environment.