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A Tapestry of Indian Music with a Twist
GALITCHA (pronounced Ga-lee-cha) is a visionary ensemble that performs original compositions based on Indian folk music, combined with influences from jazz, world and North American folk. From heartfelt devotional and love songs, to compelling lively dance tunes, Galitcha takes audiences on a musical journey spanning the emotional spectrum. The songs are mainly sung in Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi with explanations in English and/or French. Band members Kuljit Sodhi vocalist and on East Indian dholki drum; Linsey Wellman on saxophones and flutes; Shawn Mativetsky on East Indian tabla drum, dhol (barrel drum) and percussion; and Matt Smith on guitars and mandolin come together to create a culturally diverse sound.