The Sangeet Project

Sebastian Åberg was originally a tabla student of mine who went on to learn from my gurubhandu Maruti Kurdekar in India. His guru is one of the Indian musicians on this, his first album of Indian Ghazal and modern electronica in groundbreaking new combination.

Sebastian Åberg has been combining tabla studies in India with drumming on club scenes in Sweden and England during the last ten years. Two seemingly different worlds that now has merged on his debut album. ” I know that I’ve found the perfect combination of modern electronica and Indian art music”, he says.
And further: “Two things have been important to me during this process. First, that the origin, the raga, is handled with esteem. Secondly, that the actual musical meeting between east and west actually enhances the musical expression.”


  1. Pray (2:55)
  2. Marvaraag (5:46)
  3. Shola Tha (7:36)
  4. Todi Raag (7:19)
  5. Gujaritodi (10:25)
  6. Horiro Rang (5:31)
  7. Rageshree (7:14)


Sebastian Åberg: Drums
Maruti Kurdekar: Tabla
Pradip Sarmokadam: Vocal
Shipra Nandy:Vocal
Vasantrao Kadnekar, Ismet Demirhan, Dilip Gadekar, Manab Das, Tobias Ersson, Viktor Buck, Stefan Lakatos, Stefan Grapenmark, Jan Liljekvist.

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Recorded in Goa and Stockholm 2004-2006. Mixed and mastered in Stocholm 2006.
Photos with some of the musicians.

Here is an interview in swedish about tabla and The Sangeet Project with Sebastian by Anders Olsén in mp3 format.

The Sangeet Project was performed live at the Ethnografic Muséum, in Stockholm 2006. A 10-minute video of “Pray”: