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Ghazal, Thumri and Kheyal Festival


A critically acclaimed, extra-ordinary and exotic festival of hypnotic Indian classical music performed by the best of Britain, - is returning to London for third time. The festival offers breathtaking, world-class performances of the extremely musically exuberant, magical and enrapturing genres of Pan-Indian (India as a sub-continent) classical and highly popular semi-classical music.

17/03/2017 Wimbledon Library, 35 Wimbledon Hill Road, SW19 7NB
19.20 Door opens

19.30 Solo Carnatic violin recital by Balu Raghuraman with violin support by Aditya Venugopal and Mridangham accmpaniment by M Balachandar. ('A soothing therapy for distressed emotions' - DECCAN HERALD)

20.30 Break (Dinner is available to buy)

20.45 Solo vocal recital of Ghazal and Thumri along with brief Sitar recital by Mehboob Nadeem with keyboard accompaniment by Sunil Jadhav, Tabla accompaniment by Saleel Tambe. ('Endowed with rich, melodious and sonorous voice' - AMC; 'Mehboob Nadeem played throughout with amazing virtiuosity and intensity' - Blues in London Review)

Entry: £10

18/3/2017 Wimbledon Library, 35 Wimbledon Hill Road, SW19 7NB

18.50 Door opens

19.00 Solo vocal recital of Thumri and Kheyal by Chandra Chakraborty ('The most sought-after, hypnotic Hindustani vocalist in UK', -BBC Radio; Gold medalist by All India Radio, National Scholar, Ex-scholar of SRA) with Tabla accompaniment by Hiren Chate and Harmonium accomaniment by Rekesh Chauhan. The performance includes an experimental fusion with an eminent jazz music group Iyatra.

8.20 Break (Dinner is available to buy)

8.30 Solo Cello recital by Anup Kumar Biswas ('A cellist of great sinsitivity and feeling, -The Strad; the best cellist from Indian classical music origin and regular performer of BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Royal Albert Hall etc.) with Tabla accompaniment by Hiren Chate)

Entry: £10

19/03/2017 Raynes Park Library Hall, Approach Road, Raynes Park, SW20 8BA

18.10 Door opens !8.30 Intellectual talk and discussion on Indian classical music by the practitioners, academicians and performers.
Entry: Free

Tickets can be purchased via eventbrite, reserved over the phone and will be available by the door, too.

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Venue: From Mar 17, 2017 to Mar 19, 2017 in Merton Arts Space, Wimbledon Library and Raynes Park Library hall


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