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Q&A with Snarky Puppy's Michael League / The Hindu

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American fusion band Snarky Puppy have been on the up and up ever since they won a Grammy in the Best R&B Performance category in early 2014 and it seems to have all come full circle quite quickly for the band, which often scales up from eight to 14 members. Snarky Puppy's collaboration with Netherlands' Metropole Orkest on their 2015 album Sylva won them their second Grammy for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album just earlier this year.

What's surprising is that despite all the collaboration-heavy, video-led music content they have gained enormous worldwide success for, Snarky Puppy, led by bassist Michael League, have gone back to basics for their latest album, Culcha Vulcha. League says over the phone from New York, "It's our first studio album in seven years. No audience, no video. We went into this ranch in West Texas. It is a desert and it is five minutes from the Mexican border. We stayed there for a week and cranked up 12 tunes."

In an interview with Metroplus, League talks about being better prepared while attending the Grammy Awards ceremony for the second time, their collaboration-led album Family Dinner Vol. 2 and touring.   READ The Hindu Q&A