Experience the electrifying cross-cultural collaboration of Raising Rhythms as Coco’s Lunch and The Sai Brothers unite in a groundbreaking fusion of East and West. In a bold exploration of creativity, these musicians forge a distinct language and style that takes audiences on a captivating journey through both traditions. Coco's Lunch + The Sai Brothers brings together the vocal textures and angelic harmonies of Coco’s Lunch with the rhythmic energy and virtuosity of The Sai Brothers on mridangam, tabla and kanjira.
With Coco's Lunch member Lisa Young’s mastery as a konnakol (South Indian vocal percussion) artist and a shared lineage between Coco’s Lunch and The Sai Brothers, this collaboration unveils a new dimension of artistic expression. Be immersed in beloved works such as Tha Thin Tha from their celebrated album, Misra Chappu, and be spellbound by Young’s award-winning composition, Other Plans, which was recently showcased as the opening choral piece of Bjork’s performance at the Perth International Arts Festival.
Renowned for their rhythmic prowess, South Indian vocal percussion, soulful lyrics and skintight harmonies, this is a must-see show for fans of Coco’s Lunch seeking an expansion of Misra Chappu’s stunning repertoire. Embark on a transcendent musical experience that resonates locally and globally, and is undoubtedly a world first in this unique merging of contemporary voice and traditional percussion.
“While Lisa Young weaves intricate konnakol throughout the vivifying melodies, the harmony and sweetness of the voices is just compelling. Most admirable for a South Indian percussionist is the perfect vocabulary of konnakol.” — Suresh Vaidyanathan (Ghatam Maestro/Percussionist), Chennai India
“Prodigiously talented, both individually and as an ensemble…” — The Hindu, INDIA
“As vocal improvisers Coco’s Lunch are some of the best on the international stage... a unique, world-class a cappella act who deserve copious accolades along their journey.” — Vocal Australia (Live Concert review - 4-stars)
“A very original and sparkling group, gifted with a breathtaking stage presence…” — La Presse de la Manche, FRANCE
“Coco’s Lunch remains one of the most inspirational and culturally compelling A Cappella groups in the world, reflecting the better society that awaits us all if we lean into harmony.” — Deke Sharon, Musical Director/Vocal Producer 'Pitch Perfect' hit TV series, USA