DOUBLE BILL EVENING CONCERT
A very colourful introduction on Australian Radio said of Ravikiran: “Our main man Ravikiran - from India’s south - plays what may be the world’s oldest “slide” instrument (sorry, bluesmen & Hawaiians - you came along more than a few hundred years “late”), but until he came along no-one had applied teflon to it! Perhaps the world’s greatest slide player, he’s both revived and updated this ancient instrument.” Ravikiran is accompanied by an array of stalwart musicians.
Chitraveena Ravikiran | Veena
Jyotsna Shrikanth | Violin
Srimushnam Raja Rao | Mridangam
Neyveli B Venkatesh | Kanjira
Shruti Sadolikar-Katkar | Khayal vocal
Vishwanath Shirodkar | Tabla
Tanmay Deochake | Harmonium
Murad Ali | Sarangi
Returning to England after over 20 years, a special concert that celebrates rare ragas. Sadolikar is one of India’s finest living vocalists in the Hindustani tradition. Her name means ‘knowledge transmitted through sound.’ Through meticulous training, Sadolikar has accumulated her knowledge of the classical form, which she has nourished and expanded by adding her own unique skill and versatility. Sadolikar’s voice has the power to create an intensive relationship with the audience and transcend beyond technical perfection.
This concert is presented in partnership with Bharti Vidya Bhavan.
Estimated duration: About 3 hours in total
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Southbank Centre, London