“This is 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 and Music Director,

Bali Spirit Festival

“Like the ancient trade route (Silk Road) itself, Painted Sands has a story of cultural interaction and a trading of traditions...with authenticity and passion handed down from the masters he (Narayan Sijan) encountered during his time on the road. The result is a sensual assault; a tapestry of music and movement that is as restless and seeking as the travellers it evokes.” 

-SONGLINES