The Harry Potter Soundtrack gets an Indian Makeover

If you never listened to The Indian Jam Project, we suggest you start doing so immediately. By using instruments such as sarangi, santoor, and the Indian flute along with keyboards and violins, these Mumbai-based twentysomethings create more luscious and sometimes sensual arrangements of the most famous tv and movie soundtracks. Their Rains of Castamere and Game of Thrones opening covers have the otherworldliness of Koji Kondo’s (The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time) or Nobu Uematsu’s early works.

Their most recent endeavor is a tribute to Harry Potter’s soundtrack, and, even though it is quite easy to turn John Williams’s, Patrick Doyle’s, Nicholas Hooper and Alexandre Desplat’s original scores into an amateurish parody, their calibrated use of keyboards, percussions, and exotic instruments recreated a new and consistent version of the Potterverse.


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