Ghazalaw celebrates the affinity between Indian Ghazal and the Welsh folk tradition. Mumbai singer Tauseef Akhtar and Welsh singer-songwriter Gwyneth Glyn weave the love poetry of their two ancient traditions together to the accompaniment of harp, tabla, guitar and harmonium.
Tauseef Akhtar was introduced to Gwyneth Glyn through their mutual mastering friend Donal Wheelan of Hafod Mastering. With support from Wales Arts International the two artists came together to explore their musical affinity. Over six days in the Roundhouse, St Hilary, Ghazalaw was born.
In November 2012 Gwyneth invited Welsh harpist Georgia Ruth to join her and Tauseef in Mumbai to develop the songs further with musicians Ashish Jha, Manas Kumar and Sanjoy Das. Ghazalaw performed in Mumbai, at the Desert Festival, Delhi and featured at the Indiearth Exchange in Chennai.