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Live Music at Accurate Records
343 Medford St. Somerville MA 02145

Sawaari
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Doors open at 8
Music 8:30-10:00

Note: this is a seated event - reserve in advance!
Note 2: this is a BYO event – food and/or beverages

We're delighted to be presenting this new(ish) ensemble here at Accurate. This is a seated event and there are only 52 seats available, so be sure to buy in advance. This is also Sawaari's last show of 2019.


Michael Rivard – sintir
Andy Bergman – sax, clarinet, hulusi
Fabio Pirozzolo – percussion, voice
Amit Kavthekar – tabla
Jussi Reijonen – oud

Sawaari explores the nexus of Indian taals, Arabic maqams, and trance music from North Africa and Italy, fully encompassing the varied interests and backgrounds of its band members: Fabio Pirozzolo (vocals and percussion), Jussi Reijonen (oud), Mike Rivard (sintir and double bass), and Amit Kavthekar (tabla).

Pirozzolo and Rivard were founding members of Grand Fatilla, with Reijonen a frequent guest. Following the sudden passing of Fatilla member Roberto Cassan, the three joined forces with Kavthekar to continue pursuing their passion for combiningworld music from disparate cultures into a unified and cohesive sound.

With an emphasis on rhythm, the music they create has a searching, exploratory quality that brings together the meditative with the energetic, taking the listener from sparse tranquility to complex syncopations in a moment. Meaning "to ride" in Hindu, Sawaari invites audiences to be transported into a world of rhythm and sound that knows no borders and no limitations.

Watch Sawaari perform "15"