A Passage to India
a music project by
Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead)
and The Rajasthan Express
What is Junun? Junun is an Urdu word which stands for “madness”; a madness which leaves the aftertaste of love though, an ambiguous and elusive mood which belongs to the Oriental sensitivity. Junun is a musical odyssey along the route to the heart of India, an extraordinary meeting – almost a short circuit as powerful as an epiphany – between Western and Indian music. Junun is a project signed by Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood, among the best contemporary avant-garde musicians, and Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur. The Rajasthan Express band is the third protagonist, infusing Junun with all the exuberance of the wind instruments, the unexpected odd rhythms of the percussions, the vibrant energy of the choruses, and – above all – the absolute bliss of making music together.