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Baluji Shrivastav: a night of Indian ragas
Sunday 26 February
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In a nutshell
A special concert of Indian classical music to celebrate the launch of the album ‘The Best of Baluji Shrivastav’
Launching his album ‘The Best of Baluji Shrivastav’, the recently OBE awarded sitar master performs a special evening of mesmerising Indian classical music, accompanied by Sanju Sahai on tablas. Take part in an extraordinary musical experience and let sound be a creative energy, taking you on a journey to the land of Bhārat Gaṇarājya, inhabited by no less than 330 million gods!
One of the greatest instrumentalists to come from India, Baluji Shrivastav is a blind musician who excels in playing the sitar, dilruba and tabla among other traditional Indian instruments. Described by London's Evening Standard as “sitarist to the stars”, his incredible versatility has led him to work with acts like Massive Attack, Stevie Wonder and Coldplay and of course many of India’s finest artists including Ustad Faiyaz Khan, Anindo Chatterji and Akram Khan.
His new album ‘The Best of Baluji Shrivastav’ will also include a number of tracks from his project The Inner Vision Orchestra, the UK’s only orchestra of blind and visually impaired musicians. Awarded the OBE in 2016 for services to music, he founded the Baluji Music Foundation to encourage disabled people to get involved in music, music being such an important part of how he communicates with the world.
What to Expect
A special evening of mesmerising Indian classical music.
What people are saying
'Virtuoso multi-instrumentalist' The Times
'Sitarist to the stars' Evening Standard
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This event is wheelchair accessible.