Svara-Kanti, brainchild of visionary guitar virtuoso Simon Thacker, will premiere major commissions by legendary American pioneer Terry Riley, British intercultural master Nigel Osborne, India’s greatest composer Shirish Korde and Simon Thacker himself in the intimate atmosphere of Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room on Wednesday 18 April.
As a special offer as part of our Alchemy festival, we’re offering tickets for only £5. Simply quote SVARAKANTI when booking online, by phone or in person.
The Indo-Western supergroup seamlessly fuses two of the world’s greatest and most diverse musical cultures by bringing together leading performers in Indian classical, contemporary Asian and Western classical music to create inspiring and powerful new sounds. Their impressive repertoire includes music by legendary sitarist Ravi Shankar and Slumdog Millionaire Oscar winning songwriter AR Rahman
For this special performance, Thacker will be joined on stage by Svara-Kanti’s new lineup -renowned tabla player Sarva Sabri, who has a musical lineage stretching back ten generations to the Royal Court of the Mughal Emperor Akbar, violinist and leader of Britten Sinfonia Jacqueline Shave and South Indian vocalist Japit Kaur.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a formidable group of musicians effortlessly blend Indian and Western styles for a mesmerizing performance.
Simon Thacker’s Svara-Kanti, Wednesday 18 April, 7.45pm, Purcell Room.
To book tickets please see the webpage here.
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