SAA-uk celebrated our 5th Summer Solstice Festival in some style in June 2016, in what is the only all-night festival in the UK dedicated to the very best of Indian classical music featuring world class musicians.
This year we kicked off with a rhythmic duelling between tabla & mridangam, followed by a unique Sitar and Cello duet. Sweet immersive Hindustani vocals followed around midnight, swiftly followed by the Sarod of Ustad Shohadat Hossain. The night/day was concluded with the Saranghi and vocal of Yusuf Sohail Khan.
The acts were as follows:
Jugalbandi – North & South percussion duel between Tabla & Mridangam. Featuring: Shahbaz Hussain & Prishanna Thevarajah
East Marries West - brings together the Sitar and Cello to create a unique experience that wakes up the inner senses. Featuring: Shubhendra Rao, Saskia De Haas Rao and Shahbaz Hussain
Surrender – Invite everyone to surrendermind, soul and body to the midnight hours to the sound of the Sarod and the Maihar Gharana. Featuring: Ustad Shahadat Khan and Bhupinder Singh Chaggar
Yearning – Is the vocal call for the night to pass and beckon the sun to rise. Featuring: Smt Poulomi Chakraboraty, Kirpal Panesar and Bhavanjhot Singh
Dawn – New day, new beginning and your opportunity to experience the sensuous and heart wrenching sounds of the Sarangi. Featuring: Suhail Khan (Grandson of deeply loved maestro of Sarangi, Ustad Sabri Khan) and Bhupinder Singh Chaggar
Lead Musicians: Poulomi Chakraborty, Suhail Khan, Shubhendra Rao, Saskia Rao-de has, Prishanna Thivarajan, Bhupinder Singh Chaggar, Shahbaz Hussain, Kirpal Singh Panesar.
For further information about this performance contact SAA-UK on 0113 244 5523 or email firstname.lastname@example.org