Fretless Nomad Trailer

Here is a trailer by British Indian musician Soumik Datta for his genre-breaking performance Fretless Nomad commissioned by the Bagri Foundation. Soumik leads a fiery group of improvisers in this hybrid performance that charts the musical history of the 19-stringed fretless instrument known as the sarod. This nomadic journey spans ancient Afghanistan, colonial India and present day Britain.


With special guests including chart-topping singer-songwriter Fiona Bevan, the show combines elements of classical Indian, soul and punk music and culminates with a special performance of Soumik’s own creation, the electric sarod.