An evening of traditional and contemporary Indian and Sri Lankan music from young British Asians.
Shammi Pithia has developed an exciting, beautiful and refreshing live show featuring his band Flux. Inspired by London, the city in which he lives and works, Shammi's music also has a natural grounding in the artistic philosophy of India. Fresh from his appearance at Glastonbury 2011 on the BBC Introducing stage, Shammi is looking forward to premiering his new album, Paredolia. Listen to previews online at www.southbankcentre.co.uk
The brilliant young veena player Hari Sivanesan was born in London to parents from Sri Lanka. He is the current BBC Radio World Routes Academy mentee. Hari will be presenting Maa, a new work commissioned especially for this concert. 'Maa encapsulates the message of the mother's love through melody. It is a journey of lullabies from various cultures around the world. This unique collaboration between the veena and other classical stringed instruments proves that the underlying thread from these different cultures is that their mother tongue is simply music'.
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