Arnab Chakrabarty (sarod) with Talvin Singh (tabla)

Saturday 4th April 2020
8:00 PM

£15 adv | £13.50 adv conc | £17 doors (includes admin fees)

Seated

Venue:
Norwich Arts Centre


 
Part of Norwich Big Weekend
 
Toronto-based musician Arnab Chakrabarty is an outstanding exponent sarod (of the Indian lute family). Easily among the top handful of sarod players in the world today, Arnab’s performances are noteworthy for a profound understanding of raga forms, deep erudition of both the sarod tradition. He will be joined by the Mercury Prize winner for OK album Talvin Singh on Tabla. Talvin has helped to demystify Indian classical music, inspiring a whole new generation of musicians and producers of contemporary music in India. 
 

Arnab Chakrabarty

Sarod Player

 

“Chakrabarty plays in a calm, melodious style free of drama, and brings out languorous notes on the sarod.” – The Hindu (2018)

 

“A musician known both for his emotive virtuosity and cerebral approach.” – The Hindu (2016)

 

Toronto-based musician Arnab Chakrabarty (b.1980) is an outstanding exponent of North Indian classical music and a practitioner on the sarod for thirty years. Easily among the top handful of sarod players in the world today, Arnab’s performances are noteworthy for a profound understanding of raga forms, deep erudition of both the sarod tradition and of Hindustani music in general, an exquisite, distinctive sound and technical virtuosity and finesse subordinated to the demands of the music. He plays on sarods of his own design that blend the best aspects of tradition and modernity. 

 

In the past decade and a half, Arnab has performed across the world to considerable acclaim, and has contributed to several projects, including the Serendipity Arts Festival 2020 (Goa, India) Crossroads Festival 2018 (Mumbai & Chennai), Saptak Festival 2016 (Ahmedabad), Bhilwara Sur Sangam 2016 (Delhi), Masters of Indian Music (Trafó, Budapest 2012), Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2013, Silk Road Festival.

 

Arnab Chakrabarty Facebook

 

 

Talvin Singh

Tabla player

 

Percussionist, producer and composer, Talvin Singh, is renowned for creating the bridge between Indian and electronic music. Drawing Inspiration from the classical Indian arts, he has managed to sculpt a unique sonic landscape.

 

Singh’s synthesis of electronic music and eastern aesthetic, is often referred to as Asian Underground, one of the most exciting movements in the history of British music.

 

He has taken the Tabla to the cutting edge with the most unimaginable sonic creations, which has ultimately helped him to demystify Indian classical music, and therefore inspire a whole new generation of musicians and producers of contemporary music in India and the south Asian diaspora worldwide. Singh’s influence has also spanned to the visual arts, dance and film.

 

Having worked and collaborated with a diverse range of artists, such as, Sun Ra, the late Ustad Sultan Khan, Terry Riley, John Martyn and Yoko Ono, he still continues to be as explorative and imaginative in his solo career as well as curating new ventures in contemporary music.

 

Talvin Singh Facebook

 

 

 

Presented and Produced by: Indus Music (part of the Indus Arts Festival & Norwich Big Weekend)
Supported by SAMA Arts Network 


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