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Beyond the Stereotypes, a New View of Indian Music

Aug 28, 2019 - The New York Times

Sarathy Korwar mixes Indian classical music, jazz and hip-hop on political concept albums that take aim at cultural clichés.

LONDON — Think of Indian music, and what springs to mind?

If you live in the West, the answer is likely to be “sitars, flying carpets and yogis on retreats,” the musician Sarathy Korwar said.

He wants to challenge that narrow view.

The London-based multi-instrumentalist’s latest album, “More Arriving,” is a vibrant cacophony of Indian c...