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Classical - composers
Natalee Jeremic & Felicity Broome-Skelton violins
Date 18 July 2018
DescriptionUK Premier of Katherine Rawlings - Conversations in trees at dawn - violin duet (2016)
Elena Kats- Chernin - Peggy's minute rag for two violins (2007)

and other works by Charles- Auguste de Beriot, George Philip Telemann and Bela Bartok.
LocationChrist Church, Esher, 5A Church St, Esher KT10 8QS
Contact details01372 462282
Folk/World/Country artists
Sunita Avani Amin / Women in the Arts Festival
Date 19 July 2018
DescriptionDhrupad Vocals

Sunita Avani Amin is a Dhrupad vocalist. She has been trained in the Dagar tradition with Ustad Baha-ud-din Dagar in Bangalore and then went on to learn from his uncle Ustad Zia Farid-ud-din Dagar at Dhrupad Sansar, IIT, Mumbai and Dhrupad Gurukul in Panvel, Maharashtra.

Sunita has a Bachelor’s degree in Dance and Liberal Arts in which she graduated with high honours from Oberlin College, Ohio, USA. She has also performed her Bharatanatyam Arangetram under the guidance of Smt. Padmini Rao while she studied in the The Valley School. KFI, Bangalore.

Sunita was appointed as Visiting Faculty of Musicology at BITS, Pilani and has taught Dhrupad (vocal) to many students of all ages in Chennai and Rajasthan. She has performed widely all over India and in the USA, and in concerts featuring Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Ustad Wasif-ud-din Dagar, Pt. Kaivalya Kumar and Pt. Vishwamohan Bhatt. Sunita is a participant in Spicmacay’s programmes in Rajasthan, and has been awarded the Shri Gopal Purohit Kala Award. She has been entrusted to set up and manage the Vishva Dhrupad Gurukul inaugrated by Ustad Zia Farid-ud-din Dagar in Jaipur, and performs, teaches and conducts workshops in the Dhrupad vocal tradition. She has established the ‘National Clasical Performing Arts Festival’ (NCPAF) at the City Palace in Jaipur and has created and conducted the World Classical Music Workshop at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur. She is an All India Radio Artiste, has performed and has been interviewed by Doordarshan Rajasthan in their features ‘Dhrupad Utsav’ in Udaipur and ‘Dharti Dhora Re’.
LocationNehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, London W1K 1HF
Contact detailsJay Visvadeva
PriceFree Admission
Sufi/Bhakti Tradition/Women in the Arts Festival
Date 21 July 2018
DescriptionAmrit Kaur Lohia - Sufi/ Contemporary

Amrit Kaur Lohia, a London-based musician who merges Punjabi folk with jazz and soul

KauRAS/ Deepa Nair Rasia / Sufi/ Punjabi/ Sikh Traditional/ Contemporary
KauRAS is a London based vocal trio
LocationWaterman's Arts Centre,
Contact detailsJay Visvadeva
Shephali Frost / Vandana Somaia - Sufi / Bhakti Traditions - Women in the Arts Festival
Date 22 July 2018
DescriptionOn Sunday evening we have the final session with Shephali Frost and Vandana Somaia.

Shephali Frost’s creative projects crisscross, UK and India - the two countries she lives and works in.

Trained in Hindustani classical music, she has chosen to sing across the genres of ghazals and Sufi music. Her special area of interest of course, is the Nazm, which she brings to life with her soulful voice and passion for Urdu poetry. She will sings the works of 16th to 21 st Century poets, which include Meera Bai, Shah Hussain, Shah Turab, Majaz Lakhnavi, Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Habib Jalib, Amrita Pritam and Shiv Kumar Batalvi.

Vandana Somaia an accomplished artist blessed with a silky voice for all genres,will close the weekend’s events with the mystic songs of Bhakti poets, which include Meera, Kabir, Tulsidas and Surdas.
LocationWaterman's Arts Centre,
Contact detailsJay Visvadeva
Papia Das Baul / Sangeeta Datta - Sufi & Bhakti Tradition / Women in the Arts Festival
Date 22 July 2018
DescriptionPapai Das Baul - Sings Mystic songs of the Baul

Papia Das Baul is an artist, poet and Baul singer. As a unique, versatile personality she is a brand name in poetry and painting with her signature name Papia Ghoshal. Many of her paintings and poems carry the strong influence of the Baul philosophy. After having spent more than twenty years of her life with the bauls and the fakirs of rural Bengal she acquired her spiritual and musical name Papia Das Baul.

Besides traditional Baul songs, Papia also is a unique performer of the rare genre of rural Jhumur songs from the tribal areas of Bengal. Her raw and rural voice gives the traditional songs a very individual feel. Being a poet and a lyricist, she also composes her own songs, based on the traditions, practice and philosophy of the Bauls

Sangeeta Datta - Sings Tagore
LocationWaterman's Arts Centre,
Contact detailsJay Visvadeva
Jazz/Blues artists
Roots Sisters Reunion
Date 21 July 2018 to 22 July 2018
DescriptionA monthly showcase for the best female performers working in Roots music, including Jazz, Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Country etc. For the first session, we kick off with Blues siren Sister Suzie and her band plus a DJ set from Miss Scarlet.
LocationEast Finchley Constitutional Club, The Chestnuts, The Walks, London N2 8DE
Contact details07557 215947
Time8:30PM to midnight
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