Indian Ocean will light up the Indo-German Urban Mela with their performance. Founded in 1990, the band is considered to be the original pioneers of fusion rock in India with a sound that integrates Shlokas, Sufism, environmentalism, mythology and revolution.
Their first album "Indian Ocean" sold over 40,000 copies within a year of its release, at the time it was the highest selling record by any Indian band.
In 1997 they released a live recording of their performance at the SAHMAT concert at Mandi House which they called "Desert Rain". This was a hugely significant album for its time and almost a decade later reached No. 2 on the iTunes UK world music charts in 2006 and continues to sell even today.
Their following album "Kandisa" changed everything and went on to acquire cult status, becoming one of the most important and best loved albums in contemporary Indian music while their latest album "16/330 Khajoor Road" was released online for free in the year 2010.
Indian Ocean are renowned for their vibrant performances that captivates audiences; a seminal band in the history of contemporary Indian music.