World music heads looking for a little West mixed into their East, should check out the tabla touting fusion act Tasa. Centred around composer and percussionist Ravi Naimpally, the local quintet aren't shy when it comes to mixing traditional South Indian sounds of the sarangi, sarod and bansuri with a contemporary style using drums, sax and John Gzowksi's subtly placed electric guitar. Bassist Chris Gartner and drummer Alan Hetherington keep a nice, light groove underneath Naimpally's percussive meditations, while Ernie Tollar does some cool call-and-response sax with authentic Hindustani vocals courtesy of Dhruba Ghosh. Singer Tanveer Alam gets into the mix on Chatting With God, but it's in the haunting wail of Shalid Ali Khan in opener Agni where Urban Turban peaks. Tasa play as part of the Toronto Jazz Festival at the Concord Café Wednesday (June 28).