Insta Star-Suhani Dhanki
Image credit: Simon Richardson
The second profile in the Series takes us to Mumbai and to an ‘Insta discovery’ that led Sanjeevini Dutta to locate and converse with the kathak artist Eshani Sathe.
Amina Khayyam Dance Company
The Rich Mix, London
Saturday 19 March 2022
Performance photos: Simon Richardson
Saxophonist Idris Rahman is a familiar face at jazz gigs in the capital city. He plays, teaches and records music with dedication and humility that Pulse found totally awesome.
Ranjana is a Hindustani vocalist, who trains under Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty and is a full-time performer, teacher, dance accompanist and composer. The Odissi Ensemble is very fortunate to have danced to Ranjana’s glorious vocals.
The name of DJ Ritu is very familiar, even if we were not lucky enough to have experienced the heady Club nights of Kali and Kuch-Kuch that made her a household name in the noughties.
New ideas and aesthetics inspire Supriya Nagarajan, classically-trained Carnatic vocalist, erstwhile bank manager, and founder of the Yorkshire-based arts organisation Mansamitra.
During the COVID-19 lock-down days, spirits were lifted as the South Asian dance sector connected virtually on the Manch UK Facebook platform. Sanjeevini Dutta recalls some of the revelations that shook and delighted.
23 October 2019
The Curve, Leicester,
Reviewed by Sanjeevini Dutta