A bit of jazz, tastes of psychedelia, crumbs of folk, spoken word snippets, traces of dub, and drops of blues, all enhanced by the charming sound of the sitar, electronic arrangements and her smooth voice: Shama Rahman’s music is an eclectic and well-tuned harmony of styles and influences, moving from her Bangladeshi roots, exploring the London soundscape where she was born and bred, and widening its horizons reaching the world.
Even if it will be a night dedicated to Let The Light In(Shama’s third release) and all its musical expressions, you will also meet-and-greet with the soothing and far-reaching song-writing of Brazilian (with Japanese, Portuguese and Italian blood) musician Luiz Murá. Luiz, who will open the show, has shaped his sound via his multicultural background and variegated music listening, so be ready for an inspired set ranging from bossa nova to swing, and blues to jazz.
While, behind the decks, to set the mood of the event from 8PM and draw the curtain at 1AM, a good friend of Rhythm Passport, DJ Lou Pino, will fine-tune the vibe and fit the global beats patterns with his record bag filled with vintage tropical, Latin and Mediterranean vinyl.
The exuberant ten-day Alchemy Festival returns to Southbank for its seventh year! Celebrating the historical and cultural ties between the UK and India, it offers an impressive array of activities, from both classical and contemporary performances, workshops, exhibitions and its mouth-watering food market. Its music programme features artists from the…