Eastern Sound Collective

A network for Asian musicians in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand.
We jam, run events and advocate for representation in the arts.

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About Us

ESC is a network aimed at bringing musicians of Asian ethnic heritage together to build a supportive network and improve representation in the music industry.

This year we plan to promote Asian artists in Wellington, host events, identify activities, and aim to be a voice for Asian artists in Wellington.

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Idhayam & Sodalight

July 15 at Meow, Wellington

Eastern Sound Collective is back for 2022 kicking off the first of a series of regular monthly Friday events with Idhayam and Sodalight.

Headlining the event is Idhayam. An exciting group of musicians who bring classical Indian Carnatic music to life in a unique way, fusing modern sounds, elements of jazz and funk to create a rare sound journey accessible to audiences of all backgrounds. 

Listen | Idhayam at Newtown Festival 2021

Opening the evening will be new indie band Sodalight with their range of emotive music that combines their love of alternative and psychedelic music.  

Listen | Sodalight



If you’re of Asian heritage and actively involved in the music scene in Wellington, or would like to support our work, we would love to hear from you.

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