Baluji Shrivastav & Friends Sitar Concert
Celebrating the release of his album ‘The Best of Baluji Shrivastav’, the recently OBE awarded sitar master performs a special evening of mesmerising Indian classical music
Sat 1 April, 7.30pm
Celebrating the release of 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 the creative energy, taking you on a journey.
Tara is delgihted and honoured to be hosting 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 and Anindo Chatterji.
Baluji has released 8 albums through ARC Music including: ‘Classical Indian Sitar & Surbahar Ragas’, ‘Shadow of the Lotus’ and ‘Re-Orient - Indian World Music Fusion’. 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.
“Virtuoso multi-instrumentalist” The Times
“Intoxicating” Vogue Runway
70/70 @ TARA THEATRE
At midnight on 14/15 August 1947, India and Pakistan became independent from the British Empire.
A relationship that formally began with Sir Thomas Roe’s embassy to the court of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir in 1615, ended over three centuries later with the independent nations of India and Pakistan.
The Indian sub-continent shaped Britain’s destiny, as much as Britain shaped modern India and Pakistan’s. Tara Theatre marks this extraordinarily intimate relationship through a series of 70 events over the course of the year - plays, music, dance and spoken word that illuminate the connections between the worlds of India, Pakistan and Britain.