South Asian Arts Brings World Class Blind Sitarist to Leeds

 

SAA-uk (South Asian Arts-uk) is hosting the Indian Music Maestro Baluji Shrivastav OBE, accompanied by tabla player Bhupinder Singh Chaggar on Friday 17th November at Seven Arts.

Baluji Shrivastav is one of the most versatile instrumentalists India has produced. Excelling in a variety of instruments and founder of the Inner Vision Orchestra of blind and visually impaired musicians, he received an OBE for his Services to the Music Industry in 2016. He is mainly self-taught, and his success has been due to a combination of natural talent, hard work and passion for music. His quest for knowledge has dispelled many of the myths that surround the process of mastering Indian classical music. As a result, he stands outside the conventional establishment of Indian music, often struggling against prejudice, to take his place amongst the greatest in this field.

Despite his roots being firmly established in the Hindustani classical tradition, Baluji has explored music in many other forms and his versatility has led him to work with acts like Massive Attack, Stevie Wonder and Coldplay.

In addition to Baluji and Bhupinder’s performance, a sitar and tabla duo, Aekam Kaur and Jeevan Singh, from the SAA-uk Music Academies will also take to the stage.

The event will also feature a Q&A session with Baluji Shrivastav. Tickets are £12 (£8 reduction)

Tickets can be bought in advance and on the door. Box Office: 01132445523. Book Online: http://saa-uk.org/whatson/Baluji_Shrivastav_OBE_in_Concert-17-11-2017

 

 

 

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For press information, please contact Barbara Cardone at barbara@saa-uk.org

 

For further information on SAA-uk, visit www.saa-uk.org or call 0113 244 5523 or email info@saa-uk.org

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