Babu fuses the complexity and vibrancy of jazz with the long-standing improvisational practices of Indian classical music, which has had an extensive history of spirituality in music.
This fusion of two streams of musical expression taps into the more complex realms of human experience – the subconscious, perhaps mystical world – through the medium of four experienced, diverse, technically-impressive musicians.
While providing a fresh perspective in their compositions, Babu reflects on the work of great fusion bands like Weather Report, Shakti and Mahavishnu Orchestra. The band undertook a very successful and acclaimed national tour earlier this year, leading to a nomination for two SAMA awards. Babu features Reza Khota (guitar), Shane Cooper (bass), Ronan Skillen (table, percussion and didgeridoo) and Kesivan Naidoo (drums).