Gabriel Dharmoo’s musical practice encompasses composition, vocal improvisation, and academic research. His works have been performed and presented across Canada and internationally. Dharmoo has received numerous awards from the Canada Council for the arts, the SOCAN and different live-arts festivals such as Summer Works Performance Festival and the Amsterdam Fringe Festival. His mestizo identity (Quebecois from his mother, Caribbean with Indian roots from his father) led him to study carnatic music with four well-known maestros in Chennai (India) in 2008 and 2011. Since then, he has explored the interaction of the traditional with the new and the notion of imaginary folklore.