The Basque word Indarra, among its many meanings, connotes both supernatural power and grace. Indarra is also the name of a creative and acclaimed cohort of Toronto-based musicians making both diverse and evocative music with similar qualities: Indarra is music made manifest. The music is delivered with messages of power and change.
Indarra is the latest project of Canadian chanteuse Sue Hutton (Rhea’s Obsession, with music known well for it’s multiple film and television productions) on vocals. She is working in collaboration with producer/composer/instrumentalists Kevin Laliberté (Sultans of String, Amanda Martinez, Jesse Cook), Chris Gartner (Hugh Marsh, Kevin Hearn, Loreena McKennitt), Ed Hanley (Autorickshaw, Toronto Tabla Ensemble), Debashish Sinha (Minor Empire, Maza Meze) and synth wizards Heiki Sillaste (Kinder Atom) and Scott M2 (DreamSTATE). Together, Sue and the Indarra collective draw on their extensive and varied influences to conjure dreamscapes of sound linked by footpaths of groove. Unique collaborations on Walk on Fire highlight messages of inclusion and social change bringing depth to featured songs with spoken word guests: prison reform voice Shandel Shand, disability activists Peter Park and Mika Hjorngaard.
Hutton’s keening vocals, rooted in Celtic and Bulgarian modes sustain and soar, evoking sweeping emotions to weave a sonic tapestry, one both timeless and of today. The songs of Indarra are of the earth and the sky, the past and the future, and, as was said of Hutton’s chart-topping and critically acclaimed project Rhea’s Obsession, sound as if two worlds were dancing.
Indarra ‘s debut recording Walk On Fire, will be released and distributed internationally on Metropolis Records November 9, 2018.
Sue Hutton (vocals/songwriter)
Kevin Laliberté (producer/guitar/songwriter)
Chris Gartner (producer/bass/songwriter)
Debashish Sinha (percussion/songwriter)
Ed Hanley (tabla/songwriter)
Heiki Sillaste (synths/songwriter)
Scott M2 (synths/songwriter)
Indarra – Walk on Fire snippet
Band location – Canada
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