Indian Ocean

One of the oldest fusion bands in India and the Pioneers of the Fusion Rock genre in India


When it comes to fusion music, the Indian Ocean band needs no introduction. Indian Ocean, a rock band formed in 1990, are widely recognized for their classified folk and fusion music. It is an experimental genre, fusing traditional music with rock music, guitars and drums.

Having entered their 33rd year of performing fusion music, the band consists of Nikhil Rao, Asheem Chakravarty, Rahul Ram, Himanshu Joshi and Tuheen Chakravorty. They have also performed in the Sacred Festival at Pushkar several times and represented the country globally.

They have also composed music and background score for many Bollywood films like ‘Black Friday’, ‘Hulla’, ‘Bhoomi’, ‘Yeh Mera India’, ‘Gulaal’, ‘Peepli Live’, ‘Satyagraha’, ‘Masaan’ and more.

They released their first album, ‘Indian Ocean’ in 1993, which was well received by music fans all over the country.

Indian Ocean went on to release other hit albums like ‘Desert Rain’ in 1997, ‘Kandisa’ in 2000, ‘Jhini’ in 2003, ‘Black Friday’ in 2005, ‘16/330 Khajoor Road’ in 2010 and ‘Tandanu’ in 2014.

They're also one of the five featured artists in the world's first ‘Music Personalization Initiative, DRP’.

The ‘Rolling Stone India’ included two songs from the album, ‘Ma Rewa’ and ‘Kandisa’, on its 2014 list of ‘25 Greatest Indian Rock Songs of the Last 25 Years’.

Their unique sound of contemporary rock mixed with classical, jazz and fusion have earned them a cult following. Their sound appeals to not just Indians but to people all across the world as they use Indian folk songs balanced with the shlokas, hymns, Sufism and mythology.

Some Popular Tracks

  • Behney De
  • Darte Ho
  • Bandeh
  • Des Mera
  • Maa Rewa
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  • Jammin Season 2
  • 16/330 Khajoor Road
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