The distinctive funky-gypsy sound of Govinda is the creative child of a classically trained musician whose cutting-edge performance style translates to a wide audience. "I fell in love with the violin when I was eight years old and started playing classical music. I became interested in gypsy music and other music that represents my ancestry, which got me into the World music scene - specifically Middle Eastern, Indian, Celtic and Flamenco music. I began to blend this music with a more danceable, kind of trippy, funky psychedelic sound." Originating from Austin, Texas, Govinda keeps busy both on the concert stage and in the recording studio. He gives a multi-sensory, mesmerizing live show that is a cross between a rave, a classical Indian concert and a Cirque du Soleil performance.