Welcome to Karavan Sarai’s Electronic Press Kit

Greetings family & friends,

You’ll find all you require in our EPK to book Karavan Sarai for your festival, venue or parlour gig. We’re rugged and ready to blast your audience with a powerful immersion into our alchemical sound. This is a rare and transformative experience of true mysticism your community will never forget. People are counting on you to deliver an experience of pure inner freedom from the mundane of everyday life now more than ever. If you’ve connected with us on this page then we trust our mission is aligned.

Contemporary spiritual world-music of the highest caliber. Incredible production fused with masterful playing. And the tantric interplay of dancer and musician is stunning. The performance exceeded our already high expectations of what Karavan Sarai would bring to the festival.
— Rob Weber, Co-founder & Music Director of Bali Spirit Festival

Band Bio

Silk Road Electronica, Middle Eastern to Indian Music and Dance, World Fusion.

Journey to a Mystical Mirage.

Middle Eastern to Indian ethnic melodies meets lush electronics and mesmerizing dance.

Sufi Fusion to Folkloric Groove.

Karavan Sarai is a modern-ancient bridge fusing global melodies and dance from the Silk Road with our unique compositions. Our soundscapes travel from Arabia to India and the Balkans to Persia. Our World Fusion renders the electronics of now with ancient artistry. Listen and you’ll hear the echoes of old world footsteps in our songs and to behold in our dance. We forge ahead where tracks end.

Karavan Sarai’s soundscape is a global tapestry. We embody the magic of old world music. Our sound seamlessly links our musical impulses with the heart of ancient rhythms. Karavan Sarai fully embodies tradition in it’s improvisations and innovations. This is deep fusion.

Composer, multi-instrumentalist, electronics & vocalist Narayan Sijan lived on the Silk Road from 1994-2006, learning & performing music with mystics, masters & locals. He creates musical storytelling from original compositions & traditional melodies.

Electronic music is created by two-time GRAMMY nominee producer & programmer Carmen Rizzo whose credits range from A.R. Rahman to co-founding the world/electronic act Niyaz.

Karavan Sarai’s debut album Woven Landscapes (2015) reached #6 on the world music charts (CMJ). Painted Sands (2018) peaked at #4, with over 10 weeks in the top ten world music charts (NACC). Performing at large festivals from Spirit of Tengri in Kazakhstan, Bali Spirit Fest in Indonesia and Lighting in a Bottle (LIB) in California to cultural art centers such as Makan, Cairo Jazz Club in Cairo, Egypt and CoSM (Alex Grey) in New York plus healing art retreats such as The Sanctuary in Thailand; Karavan Sarai makes for a riveting performance that engages audiences of any size. This evocative visual and sonic journey carries listeners to a nighttime courtyard of a virtual Silk Road palace, the Karavan Sarai that gave the project its name.

Mission

We believe art is a way of life. We risk everything to live and breath our sound every single day on our pilgrims journey. Our mission is to mystically compel our listeners to break free from social conformity and create differently. We give our fans a taste of the freedom we embody, thick and through. We do this by living our truth no matter what the road throws our way. We’re alchemists of sound, shifting hearts like the desert sands.

Achievements

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# 4 World Music Charts

We’re honored that Painted Sand’s spent 10 weeks in the Top 10 World Music Charts, peaking at #4

#6 World Music Charts

Woven Sands alchemized the World Music Charts, peaking at #6.

 

Music

Stream our music on Soundcloud HERE or Spotify HERE.

You can BUY our music on Bandcamp HERE and iTunes HERE.

Download some of our music with Google Drive HERE.

Photos

Download 6 of our best band photos (jpeg, pictured below), and our album covers, with a zip folder (16mb) HERE.

Video

Press

Evocative, easily accessible music which will be of interest to seasoned world music listeners as well as newcomers.
— fRoots
We had the absolute pleasure of hosting Karavan Sarai at the Sanctuary Koh Phangan March 2019. Incredible, fantastic, tantalising are just three words i’d use in describing the performance :) the best !

— -Nolan James Dalby (GM), The Sanctuary Thailand
A sensual assault; a tapestry of music and movement that is as restless and seeking as the travelers it evokes. 

— Songlines
Contemporary sonic edge, without compromising the integrity of the traditions they represent.

— Shepherd Express

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Contact

Narayan Sijan

Email: bookings@karavansaraimusic.com

Whatsapp: +1 530-557-5533

Google Number: 530-268-5268

Website: www.karavansaraimusic.com

Instagram: @karavansaraimusic

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPgQVrxbIuHnFxuqE2WRrgA

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