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Archived Events from Spring/Summer, 2010

IndoJazzWise Double Bill: Shri and Arun Ghosh Band

Saturday 27th March 2010

The dynamic between jazz and Indian music has inspired a series of ground-breaking collaborations since the 1960s - the explorations of John Coltrane, Joe Harriott, John McLaughlin's adventures with Shakti are just a few. Tonight's extended set follows a series of London club nights sponsored by Jazzwise magazine in 2008, celebrating how today's generation of British players are breathing new an...

Indian Classical Music Double Bill with Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma and Harmeet Virdee

Saturday 10th April 2010

Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma is one of the great visionaries of north Indian Hindustani classical music. In his hands, the santoor - a type of hammered dulcimer - produces delicate, shimmering sounds. He is accompanied by Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, one of the world’s most respected tabla players. Preceding the santoor performance is a sitar recital by a rising UK talent, Harmeet Virdee. He is accompa...

Swati Natekar: 'Raga2Destiny Chakra' Passage to India

Friday 28th May 2010

An outstanding female Indian Classical vocalist, Swati Natekar is one of the most respected voices in Indian Music in the UK, and known as the voice of "Nadia" on Nitin Sawhney's Mercury nominated album "Beyond Skin". She has also worked with artists to include Craig Amstrong (Composer of Hollywood movies ‘Moulin Rouge’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’), Jakatta (“American Dream” – which was n...

Debashish Bhattacharya: O Shakuntala!

Sunday 13th June 2010

With a Grammy nomination and BBC World Music Award under his belt, Indian slide-guitarist Pandit (master) Debashish Bhattacharya’s remarkable virtuosity is winning international critical acclaim. O Shakuntala! is a sublime interpretation of the immortal Indian masterpiece of eternal love and features three slide guitars designed and developed by Debashish himself. A musical adventure fusing two ...

Ghazal Ka Safar-A Musical Journey

Saturday 20th March 2010

A ‘ghazal’ may be understood as a poetic expression of both the pain of loss or separation and the beauty of love in spite of that pain. Ghazal Ka Safar revisits the evolution of this art form and pays homage to the great poets of the Indian Subcontinent. The show features some of the popular compositions over the years sung by several eminent recording artistes such as Mehdi Hassan, Ghulam...