[:.. 01.April.2014 / Band hiatus ..:]

The band is on a long break for 2014, as we welcome the arrival of new family members and find new musical inspiration on other projects. We'll be in touch soon!

[:.. 09.July.2013 / DJ Ritu "A World In London" ..:]
On Wednesday 31st July, we'll be performing a live set on "A World In London", a wonderful world music radio show (based at the BBC until 2011) hosted by the legendary DJ Ritu. Our set - which begins at 2pm - can be heard online at here (click on "LISTEN LIVE" on the upper right-hand corner to hear the live stream, or find the relevant archived episode if you are listening after the 31st July).

[:.. 26.March 2012 / Forge Venue Gig ..:]
On May 23rd, we'll be playing for the first time at the beautiful Forge Venue on Delancey Street in Camden, London (Camden Town or Mornington Crescent Tube stops). Be sure to book early, and reserve a table for their delicious food at the Foundry Bar and Restaurant. Tickets (£11 adv) are available here.

[:.. 26.August.2012 / Gig at Green Note Cafe ..:]
Join us for an amazing night of acoustic, energetic music inspired by Andalucia and India in London. Sacha Silva and his world music quintet will be playing two full sets at the legendary Green Note Cafe in Camden Town on September 28th, with global premieres of new material. Tickets (£10 adv) are available here; we are expecting a full house so best to book early! Download the flyer for the gig here (JPG, 553 KB).

[:.. 20.March.2012 / Fête de la Musique ..:]
We have been invited to play at the annual Fete de la Musique in Geneva, Switzerland, one of the main events on the city's cultural calendar. We'll be performing at the Parc Beaulieu on Saturday 23rd June 2012, and then the following night at the beautiful court of the Hotel de Ville in the old city. More information to come!

[:.. 12.December.2011 / Great fRoots Review! ..:]
fRoots magazine, the top UK-based world music magazine, has just written a very enthusiastic review of "Pentecost" by our good friend Jamie Renton, who also organized one of our first UK gigs at his legendary "Chilli Fried" nights at the Darbucka Lounge. Read the review here.

[:.. 16.June.2011 / "Pentecost" RootsWorld Review ..:]
RootsWorld Magazine, the premier US-based world music publication, has published a top-of-the-front-page review of "Pentecost", by Michael Stone. Read the review here.

[:.. 10.June.2011 / New Haven Show Live Stream ..:]
On April 6, 2011, the band played a live set at the beautifully restored turn-of-the-century Lyric Hall in New Haven, CT. The gig was hosted by Cliff Furnald and streamed live on WPKN Radio, which you can listen to by clicking here.

[:.. 17.May.2011 / East Coast Tour Videos ..:]
After our wonderful trip through the East Coast in April 2011, we have finally sorted through all the pictures and videos from our performances in New York and Connecticut. Watch our performances of "The Blood Song", "The Charukeshi Song" (both from our new CD) and a cover song of "Arpeggiator", written by the great DC punk band Fugazi, on our Youtube channel. You can also see a "best of" selection from the hundreds of great pictures taken on tour by clicking here.

[:.. 03.April.2011 / Our New CD "Pentecost" ..:]
The band is thrilled to annouce the release of our third CD, "Pentecost". The ten tracks were recorded live at the legendary Hatch Studios in the UK by Hugh Fielding and our very own Drew Morgan. The new recording captures our mix of South Asian and Andalusian rhythms and melodies with more clarity and power, combining the intimacy of our first release ("Susurro") with the energy and ideas of our second ("Anatomy of a Coup")... The CD is available online at www.CDBaby.com, iTunes and Amazon. For the physical CD, we've created a special collector's item: a limited-edition, large-format, never-before-attempted raw canvas artwork specially and beautifully created by Latin America's very own BravoGuerrero.

[:.. 03.March.2011 / East Coast Tour - final dates ..:]
We have confirmed dates for our short hop through New York City and New England in April 2011. Send the gig schedule below to all your East-Coast-based friends:
... Sunday 3rd: WKCR Columbia University, 11 pm (live radio gig, streamed online at studentaffairs.columbia.edu/wkcr)
...Tuesday 5th: Shrine World Music Venue, 9-10pm (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, Harlem, shrinenyc.com)
...Wednesday 6th: Lyric Hall, 8pm (827 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT) with a live stream at WKPN 89.5 FM (click on "Listen Now - Live - Play")
...Thu 7th: Think Coffee, 8-10 pm (248 Mercer St, Manhattan, thinkcoffeenyc.com)
...Sat 9th: Tea Lounge, 9-10:30pm (837 Union Street, Brooklyn, www.tealoungeny.com)

You can download the flyer for the tour here (JPG, 1.4 MB).

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[:.. 02.November.2010 / Final Mixes in the Works + Eliza ..:]
A quick update from the band on our third CD, provisionally titled "Pentecost". Final mixes are in the works, and the finishing touches are being put on the CD artwork. This time around, we went for a very live, natural feel, with minimal overdubs and maximum magic. We have also welcomed flautist Eliza Marshall into our ranks - an amazing musician and a wonderful person to boot! Read more about Eliza at her MySpace page and her personal site.

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[:.. 13.September.2010 / Dancer Ash Mukherjee @ The Place ..:]
Ash Mukherjee is one of the UK's finest dancers and who, like the band, fuses his classical training with modern influences. In late Spring 2010, Ash presented "Affluenza", a work where 'temple Dance and Street Dance collide in a tale of greed, lust and crack cocaine'. He used three of our pieces (click on each song title to view the videos on YouTube) - "Sun Still Below the Horizon" from 'Susurro' and "Block all Roads" and "Nostalgia (i)" from 'Anatomy of a Coup'.

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[:.. 30.May.2010 / Back to the Studio ..:]
Sacha Silva and his world music quintet are back at the legendary Hatch Studios to record their third CD during June and July 2010. After recording, mixing, and mastering the music - and printing the CD itself - the final package should be ready in time for Christmas 2010.

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[:.. 28.May.2009 / Four New Live Videos ..:]
On March 17, the band gathered in London to record four live videos. The songs - including a new cover song, "Cucurrucucu Paloma" by the Mexican composer Tomas Mendez - are now on YouTube (click on the song titles to view).
Cucurrucucu Paloma

Another You
Wedding Song
Sol y Luna

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[:.. 27.April.2009 / Live in London @ ChilliFried ..:]
Sacha Silva and his world music quintet will make a rare UK live appearance at Chilli Fried, the legendary world music night hosted at Darbucka World Music Bar in London on 4th June (doors open at 8pm). Enjoy the band's live set, eat some great Moroccan food and dance to DJ Jamie Renton...

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[:.. 18.April.2009 / Video Shoot in London ..:]
On April 17th, the band met in London for a live video shoot of "Sol y Luna", "Another You", "Susurro: Wedding Song", "The Circle" and a new cover song, "Cucurrucucu Paloma". The results will be posted on YouTube and this website by mid-May.

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[:.. 11.October.2008 / SAMAR Magazine Reviews "Anatomy" ..:]
SAMAR Magazine, the "South Asian Magazine for Action and Reflection", has just released a wonderful review of "Anatomy of a Coup"! Go to the "Reviews" section of the site to read an excerpt and download the full review...

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[:.. 23.September.2008 / Amazing Review on Rootsworld.com! ..:]
Rootsworld.com has just written a great review of "Anatomy of a Coup"! Check it out below (and pick up a copy on their sister website, www.cdroots.com):

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Even if juxtapositions like Indian classical singing, Middle Eastern percussion, and flamenco guitar have become increasingly common ingredients in the commercial "world-music" blender, it's not often that the qualifications "guitarist-composer" and "development economist" appear on the same résumé. Enter Sacha Silva, born in Canada of Sri Lankan and Bulgarian descent, teamed with fellow economics student and UK-Indian singer Munya B. (Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay) and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Morgan (not incidentally, also a composition fellow at the Royal Academy of Music). Anatomy of a Coup reflects upon an extended stint of travel and work in the global South, including the 2006 Fiji military coup to which Silva was witness. Dappled with radio-broadcast snippets from the U.S. invasion of Grenada in 1983, an extract from Fidel Castro's farewell address to Che Guevara, extended prophetic quotes from W.B. Yeats, and more, Anatomy is audacious precisely in eschewing the customary pretense of dogmatic idealism and multi-kulti "world-beat" mishmash. Sidestepping the deadly tedium of all that (albeit not without a committed, non-sectarian humanitarian politics of its own), this is an impressionistic recording of manifest artistry that gives the music the last say. Singing in Hindi and Bengali, Munya B's soaring soprano leads the way in a spare setting wherein guitar, classical strings, and percussion weave a shifting field of sonic textures that carry the music forward without ever getting in the way. Aligned with "a new generation of global wanderers, travelers, immigrants, expats and half-breeds," this project is one astute answer to the challenge of bringing one's own cultural sensibilities to the international encounter, in a nuanced appreciation of the role that crafted musical dialogue can play in this, our impertinently globalizing world. - Michael Stone

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[Editors Note: Michael Stone is a cultural anthropologist , writer and translator. He is Executive Director of the Program in Latin American Studies at Princeton University]. Click here to pick up a copy of "Anatomy" on CDRoots.com.

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[:.. 30.June.2008 / "Anatomy" Now on CDRoots ..:]
"Anatomy of a Coup" is now available on CDRoots.com, the premiere website for world music, and one of the few websites out there that does serious writing about world music. Apart from stocking the CD, CDRoots.com posted a review on their website: "An unusual ensemble mixes flamenco, Indian classical and modern music with heady questions of personal and political issues, music, as the band says, 'that reads the newspaper.' An original sound, adventurous but rooted in traditions from around the world, and not a hint of "world-beat' or 'world fusion.' Highly recommended". Click here to visit CDRoots.com.

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[:.. 10.June.2008 / Visit our Facebook Page ..:]
The band has put up a Facebook page, where you can join as a fan, listen to more tracks, and leave your own comments and photos on the website. Make us into a social networking phenomenon! Click here to view the Facebook page.

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[:.. 28.May.2008 / Press Kit Now Available ..:]
The band's press kit, with all facts, quotes and pictures in an easy-to-carry four page downloadable PDF, is now available on the website. English available for now; Spanish and French coming soon. To download the press kit, click "Bio" in the main navigation menu.

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[:.. 14.April.2008 / Sacha on "Global Warming" ..:]
On Tuesday, April 8, Sacha appeared on "Global Warming", a show on WCUR 91.7 FM, West Chester University, hosted by Anthony Worman. On the show, Sacha and Anthony talked about world music and the influences behind "Anatomy". Click here to listen Part 1 of the interview (mp3, 11MB) Click here to listen Part 2 of the interview (mp3, 11MB)

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[:.. 28.March.2008 / "Anatomy" Climbing World Charts ..:]
"Anatomy" has reached the top 40 in the CMJ (College Music Journal) New World music charts! CMJ is the primary source for non-commercial and independent college radio airplay. Our North American radio promotion campaign continues into April 2008, so look forward to more good news.

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[:.. 03.March.2008 / "Anatomy" now available on iTunes ..:]
"Anatomy of a Coup" is now available on iTunes for download. Just search for "sacha silva" or "anatomy of a coup" in the iTunes store. The album will also be available soon in a number of other digital outlets (Napster, Rhapsody, etc).

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[:.. 20.February.2008 / Sacha on ABC Radio Australia ..:]
On Wednesday, February 20, Sacha appeared on "In The Loop", a show on ABC Radio Australia presenting music, interviews and sounds of the Pacific. Apart from hearing tracks from "Anatomy of a Coup", the ITL presenters and Sacha talked about some of the ideas behind the CD. Click here to listen to the interview (mp3, 20MB)

[:.. 19.February.2008 / Release of "Anatomy of a Coup" and launch of new website ..:]
After two years of struggle and sweat, "Anatomy of a Coup" is finally printed and ready for release. The CD was written on the road through the Pacific Islands, Africa, Europe, North and South America. The songs took shape in the south of Spain and were recorded in the gorgeous English countryside at the Hatch Studios, under the watchful eyes, hands and ears of Drew and studio engineer Hugh Fielding. Both the graphics and the CD printing were done in Colombia. A truly international product. The CD is currently available on the CDBaby.com website (CD and mp3): :::www.cdbaby.com/cd/sachasilva2::: "Anatomy of a Coup" will soon be available on other digital download outlets (iTunes, Napster etc). But you should really pick up the CD - the graphics (by the amazing Bogota/Barcelona-based Graphic Nomad) are awesome. We are also officially launching the new www.sachasilva.org website, after a compete overhaul by Graphic Nomad. Apart from being much flashier and brighter than the previous site, it also has a bunch of new material - pictures of us, out-takes and web-only singles. Enjoy.