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Archived Events from Spring/Summer, 2014

Harjinderpal Singh Matharu (santoor)

Thursday 6th February 2014

Harjinderpal presents mesmerising ragas on the santoor, starting delicately and culminating in a stirring crescendo. This complex instrument produces a beautiful trance like sound, which Sufi mystics use as an accompanying instrument in their divine music. Harjinderpal is considered the top most disciple of the legendary Pandit Shivkumar Sharma. Accompanying will be Bhupinder Singh Chaggar on tabl...

Manjiri Asanare-Kelkar

Wednesday 30th April 2014

Born into a musical family, Manjiri has established herself as one of the most talented and acclaimed singers of her generation, thanks to her highly refined and melodious voice, and precision and imagination of her performances in the classical genre of khyal. Manjiri Asanare-Kelkar is in great demand as a soloist in India and abroad, having sung at renowned international venues and festivals su...

Kushal Das and Kumar Bose

Sunday 2nd March 2014

Pandit Kushal Das Sitar Pandit Kumar Bose Tabla Ustad Vilayat Khan and Pandit Ravi Shanker have seduced the world with the iconic sitar. Pandit Kushal Das is now considered to be one of the main torchbearer of the sitar from the next generation. Das has been mesmerising audiences with his beautiful rendering of ragas like no other today. Pandit Kumar Bose, the legendary ta...

Chinese New Year

Saturday 8th February 2014

Come along and celebrate the year of the Horse as we welcome in the Chinese New Year. The Great Hall at Discovery Museum will be transformed into a den of Chinese themed activities from dancing to painting that all the family can get involved in. Local artist Lip Lee will be on hand to help you create some special crafts which you can take home. Artist Jayamini will be asking everyone to help crea...

First Light and Premier of Choreogata

Thursday 27th February 2014

Akademi, in partnership with GemArts, Kala Sangam and Kadam, present a triple bill of South Asian Dance. The Southbank Centre will host Seeta Patel’s First Light, plus two new dance, music, light and space, choreographed by Bharatanatyam dancer Seeta Patel and contemporary commissions created by the recipients of the Choreogata Artist Development Programme. First Light is in an interplay between...