London’s cultural scenario will be enriched with a new addition today as Jyotsna Srikanth releases a new album in collaboration with Bollywood Brass Band. The album titled Carnatic Connection will be an exotic kind of collaboration between the Indian violin and the brass band….reports Asian Lite News
Jyotsna Srikanth, Europe’s leading violinist from the South Indian classical tradition, will release a new album in collaboration with the 13 member Bollywood Brass Band. The album titled Carnatic Connection will be an exotic kind of collaboration between the Indian violin and the brass band.
Jyotsna Srikanth is also an accomplished western classical musician who has collaborated with acclaimed jazz, western classical and world music artists.
Strings meet brass in this new collaboration, bringing together virtuosic violin playing and funky brass and drums. ‘Carnatic Connection’ features new arrangements of songs from South Indian films, and a new work inspired by the ground-breaking film, Chandralekha (1948).
Featured songs include masterpieces by two of India’s greatest composers: Oscar winner AR Rahman, and the acknowledged master of Tamil film scores, Ilaiyaraaja, plus potent hits from other South Indian music directors and some carnatic compositions
Kehta Hai Mera Dil – AR Rahman, (Jeans, 2009), Kehna Hi Kya – AR Rahman (Bombay 1995), Why This Kolaveri Di – Anirudh Ravichander (3, 2012), Jiya Jale – AR Rahman (Dil Se, 2010), Rakkamma Kaiya Thattu – Ilaiyaraaja (Thalapathi, 1991), Ae Ante Amalapuram – Devi Sri Prasad (Arya 2004)
The Bollywood Brass Band is the UK’s pioneering Indian-style wedding band, playing the great tunes and compulsively danceable rhythms of Bollywood. The band collaborates frequently with South Asian musicians and dancers, most recently with the great Pakistani Sufi singer Rafaqat Ali Khan to produce the CD ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’, which was nominated for a Songlines Award. Both ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ and the previous BBB CD ‘Movie Masala’ were Sunday Times Top 10 world music albums of the year.
EVENT: Carnatic Connection Album Releases
Date: Tuesday 20 September, 8:00 pm
Place: Bedroom Bar –The Loft (upstairs) 62-68 Rivington St, London EC2A 3AY
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