St John's C of E Primary School

"Use your God-given gifts to serve others." 1 Peter 4: 10

Chaiyya Chaiyya - India (The Third Culture Collective) 27.6.22

The Third Culture Collective is a social and musical venture, bringing together musicians from South Asian and Western cultures to perform new music and share their approach to music-making. 



A. R. Rahman is an Indian film composer, record producer, singer and songwriter who works predominantly in Indian cinema. 


This is an arrangement of the Bollywood song ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ from the film ‘Dil Se’ here, the Third Culture Collective have mixed together the traditional Indian instruments and sounds with Western classical music to make a fusion of South Asia and Western cultures. 


There are also some other links for you to explore. Listen out for a piece of music by Faure which we heard Sheku Kanneh-Mason play on the cello; here is is played on the Bansuri (traditional Indian flute). Also listen our for a piece of music with a traditional Tabla (Indian hand drum) being played and a double bass which has slides put in to make it sound like a sitar (which we listened to when looking at Ravi Shankar).

This video explains all about the Third Culture Collection and how they bring different musicians together.

Chaiyya Chaiyya | Third Culture Collective | Kavi Pau

Après un rêve | Gabriel Fauré | Third Culture Collective

Darshan Do Ghanshyam | Third Culture Collective