Percussionist and producer Talvin Singh curates a unique series of concerts and sonic exploration
Talvin Singh brings together a host of collaborators to investigate the symbiosis in the world of music and cultural landscapes in today’s eclectic world. The festival includes pianist Matthew Bourne, dhrupad exponent and experimentalist Amelia Cuni, and the debut of Singh’s percussion group, The London Taal Ensemble.
Friday, 12 October 2012 – 8:00pm / Hall One
This performance features Talvin Singh’s critically-acclaimed debut album ‘OK’ and well-known offerings ‘Butterfly’, ‘Traveller’ and ‘Mombastic’ will be performed in an unplugged style. Amelia Cuni will also give a solo performance. The lines between the visual arts and music are very closely connected in this nature of performance and tradition.
Friday, 12 October 2012 – 10:30pm / Hall Two
The legendary club night Anokha stages an exclusive after party of cutting-edge underground British Asian music. The line-up includes the original collective (feat. Osmani Soundz) and DJ Bobby Friction.
Saturday, 13 October 2012 – 4:00pm / St Pancas Room
A tribute to film director Mani Kaul, who died last year. Kaul placed great emphasis on the importance of sound in film. He also studied ancient Indian music, and made a documentary on dagarvani, the oldest and most influential dhrupad tradition.
Saturday, 13 October 2012 – 6:00pm / Hall One
Anokha presents: A preview screening of the film Sounds of the Asian Underground produced by Talvin Singh.
Saturday, 13 October 2012 – 8:00pm / Hall One
Shammi Pithia presents pieces from his debut LP ‘Audio Descriptive’, nurtured and developed by a strong cast of musicians and sonic-shapers and Flux perform pieces from their EP ‘Mirror,’ leaving space for improvisation within their dynamic and versatile group.
Sunday, 14 October 2012 – 11:30am / Hall One
The debut performance of The London Taal Ensemble, a group of gifted percussionists and drummers rooted in Indian drumming and folk traditions. Sufi singer and scholar, Madan Gopal Singh, will also be performing the spiritual songs of Baba Bulle Shah and Baba Farid.