The Coromandel Express is a train that links the North and the South of India along the Coromandel Coast. It runs from Kolkata to Chennai and represents the group's musical background. Yo (sitar) and Waka (tabla) represent the Hindustani style of North India, while Paige (flutes) and Cody (kanjira/percussion) bring influences from the Carnatic genre of the South. These performers meet in the middle to serve up a musical masala that is at once peaceful, cerebral, expressive, and beautiful. Also drawing from Western jazz, classical, and other World music idioms, Coromandel Express is fusion within fusion.
Flute (carnatic and western)/harp/voice : Paige
Tabla : Waka
Kanjira/Percussion : Cody