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Discover the World-infused Music of Lucian Kano Balmer and Spruce Ritual

If you’re a lover of world music, you need to check out Lucian Kano Balmer and his band, Spruce Ritual. 

Who is Lucian Kano Balmer?

Lucian Kano Balmer is a talented musician based in Richmond, California. He is a violinist, vocalist, and composer, known for his “raga-infused” original compositions. 

A Unique Blend of Sounds

Spruce Ritual is Lucian Kano Balmer’s main group. It features a variety of instruments and performers, including vocals, violin, viola, cello, sitar, tabla, and tabla taranga. The result is a unique blend of sounds that is both dramatic and chill. Fans of the Silk Road Ensemble, Anoushka Shankar, Zakir Hussain, and the Berklee Indian Ensemble will definitely want to check them out. 

New Release: Begin Again

The band has recently released a new single titled “Begin Again.” The single showcases Lucian Kano Balmer’s skills as a composer and performer, and is the perfect introduction to the world-infused sounds of Spruce Ritual. 

‘Begin Again’ comes along with the debut album, “Spruce Ritual: The Way The Evening Speaks,” which is a heartfelt dance between western classical and North Indian classical music. While the album is centered around violin, viola, and cello—the string instrument family at the heart of Romantic era chamber music—Balmer seamlessly integrates the sounds of the sitar and the tabla, two pillars of Indian classical music.

Experience the Vibe

The vibe of Spruce Ritual’s music is hard to describe. It’s a mix of classical and modern, East and West, and everything in between. Whether you’re looking for something to listen to while you work, or you want to experience the music live, Spruce Ritual has something to offer. 

If you’re a fan of world music, you need to check out Lucian Kano Balmer and Spruce Ritual. Their unique blend of sounds is sure to please, and their new album “Begin Again” is the perfect introduction to their music. So what are you waiting for? Go check them out!

Bandcamp: 

https://luciankanobalmer.bandcamp.com/track/begin-again

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehEYJChIBKk&list=OLAK5uy_np510_MBIac8Qqf-bIKiXYYtkL9UWpsjw&index=3