Laya Projectâ€™s musicians are the people of coastal and surrounding communities in the 2004 tsunami-affected regions of Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar and India.
The production is based on regional folk music traditions, recorded and brought back to the studio to create a composition that mixes and enhances the original recordings, and embarks on a visual and musical journey crossing borders, while preserving the music of the people. Laya Project represents a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit and is dedicated to the survivors of the 2004 Asian tsunami.
Four years after the completion of the Laya Project journey, loved and respected musicians and remixers from cities across the USA, UK, Germany, Israel, India and New Zealand came together in collaboration with the recordings from far-away, remote lands, for a union of electronic and traditional music. Bridging the distance, urban music embraces diverse traditions and cultures in Laya Projectâ€™s musical celebration of life.