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Sama Arts Women in Music Festival: Dr. M. Lalitha and M. Nandini - violin duet
Date 29 April 2017
DescriptionSAMA Arts Network presents Violin Duo
Dr M Lalitha & M Nandini
Part of Sama Arts Women in Music Festival
Internationally acclaimed Violin Maestros Dr. M. Lalitha and M. Nandini. Popularly known as the `Violin Sisters', these outstanding musicians have enthralled their audiences with their spell-binding music and have been acclaimed as the finest performing artists today. Hailing from an illustrious family of musicians, Lalitha and Nandini have the privilege of being the fourth generation of musicians in their family.
LocationBhavan Centre, 4a Castletwon Rd, LONDON W14 9HE
Contact detailsJay Visvadeva
Price£10 & £15
Sama Arts Women in Music Festival: Tanya Wells / Seven Eyes
Date 02 May 2017
DescriptionContemporary songs, Brazilian, Indian ghazals and poetry,
Lead vocalist of Seven Eyes band

Tanya has recently been involved in a number of live performances, including a guest appearance with Natacha Atlas at Ronnie Scott's, performing vocals for Anoushka Shankar at the Cannes Film Festival, and opening for Joss Stone, Nitin Sawhney and Nicki Wells (her twin) at Mama Stones.

Tanya lived in India for over three years, attending school in the foothills of the Himalayas. She later returned to study Indian classical music (including light classical, thumri, bhajan and ghazal) and has performed original material in a number of clubs and festivals on the Indian sub continent. Tanya continues to draw upon personal experience, writing and performing songs that express a range of diverse cultural influences. She has recently formed her band Seven Eyes which include Paulo Vinicius on guitar and a host of other musicians worldwide. Seven Eyes' philosophy is to build bridges with music.

Tanya lives and works between the UK and Brazil, performing worldwide her band Seven Eyes.
Location5 Tileyard Studios, Tileyard Road, London N7 9AH
Contact detailsJay Visvadeva
Sama Arts Women in Music Festival: Papia Das Baul - Sufi Baul songs
Date 07 May 2017
DescriptionSAMA Arts Network Presents
Papia Das Baul
Sunday 7th May - 6pm / Part of a double bill concert @Rich Mix.
Details to follow:

Papia Das Baul is a fine artist, poet and Baul singer based simultaneously in Europe and India. 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.

Papia formed her Baul music group and started her baul life amidst the holy keltic soil in Bohemian Prague since 2008. She also has her painting atelier at the ashram as well as in West London near Bedford Park, Turnham Green. 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. Since the last few years she has German musician Sebastian Dreyer as a regular member of her group accompanying her on sitar and dotara.

Papia Das Baul has performed in various festivals and important stages in Europe and in India. She appears in various television and radio shows in London, Czech Republic and India. Papia Ghoshal is the international editor of a British heritage magaznine first founded in the UK in 1825, called The London Miscellany. She is the author of seven poetry books and the only Indian to have won prestigious awards in EU, like 'Medal of Franz Kafka' Award', 'European Union of Fine Arts Award', 'World Prize of Salvador Dali'. She has received the ‘Mother Teresa International Award’ in India along with many other national awards
LocationRICH MIX 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road,, London E1 6LA
Contact detailsJay Visvadeva
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