World Music Festival is coming to London in November this year!

The London International Arts Festival (LIAF) has announced its event details last evening (26-Sep-2013) at a Press meet held at The Nehru Centre, London Ashanti Omkar & . LIAF conducted world’s most-diverse music festival last year as well during August month, for which many famous Indian musicians performed that include Carnatic vocalist Dr. Balamuralikrishna, Carnatica Brothers RR. Pratap – Ghatam and many more.

This year also LIAF annouced its exciting array of World Music and South Indian musicians taking part at two different venues in London. From 2nd November 2013 to 3rd November 2013 at Kenneth More Theatre in Ilford between and on the 8th November and on the 10th November it will be at Rich Mix in Bethnal Green. The event feature international, national, regional and local performers in genres including world, jazz, classical, folk and contemporary offering live music and a range of diverse musical workshops.

Ashanti Omkar and Jyotsna Srikanth during the Press meet in London

Ashanti Omkar and Jyotsna Srikanth during the Press meet in London

The festival which has been curated by the Indian violinist, composer and produced by Dhruv Arts, Jyotsna Srikanth is now in its second year with World Music and Radio Presenters DJ Ritu and Ashanti Omkar hosting. The festival will see a range of events and concerts from Indian Bharatanayam Dance, British Asian contemporary beats, fusion Greek folk music, Polish Music Band, vocalists and musicians from the South Indian Carnatic genre accompanied by a whole programme of workshops.

Ashanti Omkar and Jyotsna Srikanth during the Press meet in London

Ashanti Omkar and Jyotsna Srikanth during the Press meet in London

Mr. Prakash on Ghatam & Dr.Jyotsna Srikanth on Violin during the Press meet in London

Mr. Prakash on Ghatam & Dr.Jyotsna Srikanth on Violin during the Press meet in London

During the press meet a sample performance was made by artists Dr.Jyotsna Srikanth (Violin) and Prakash (Ghatam). Both were absolutley fantastic and throughly enjoyed everyone! On Behalf of BritishSouthIndians.co.uk – News for South Indians in UK, requested them “Endaro Mahanubhavulu‎” song, which was performed by them along with Mr. Srikanth!

The London International Arts Festival 2013 event includes classical Indian music to the sounds of western contemporary style! Dhruv Arts are a South-Asian arts organisation based in East London, with a mission to communicating the arts effectively into the community. Using arts to creating inter-generational and inter-community links. CARNATIC music is their specialty, with Carnatic Jazz, South-Asian Orchestral and other contemporary forms around it.

Details of the Event are as follows and tickets are selling out fast right now!

Kenneth More Theatre , Ilford ( 2nd November 2013, Saturday & 3rd November 2013, Sunday)

Oakfield Road
Ilford
Essex
IG1 1BT

London International Arts Festival at Kenneth More Theatre

London International Arts Festival at Kenneth More Theatre

A fantastic range of artists will appear at the KMT this year with highlights including double National Award winning actress, Bharatanatyam teacher, dancer-turned-choreographer, thinker and multi-dimensional Indian film actress Shobana from Chennai. One more attraction to this year ‘s festival is Carnatic Singer

Unnikrishnan and one of India’s most sought after flautists and belonging to three generations of 3 flautists, Pravin Godkhindi comes to London to thrill audiences with his sensual playing of the the Bamboo flute known as the Bansuri in North Indian tradition.

US vocalists Manasa Suresh and Sruti Sarathy will perform a Carnatic duet alongside the sounds of contemporary British Asian band Swaraa.

Filter Coffee is an Indian Ethnotronic Collaborative Project featuring Swarupa Ananth female tabla player/percussionist & flautist Shriram Sampath from India.

Jyotsna says “I want to build on the success of last year’s LIAF where we had an audience reach of 7000 people attend our Festival and I am delighted to be working with two fantastic venues namely the Rich Mix and Kenneth More Theatre this year. 2013 sees us working with award-winning artists and musical legends as well as emerging artists showcasing their work. This year’s Festival promises to be a magical journey and a wonderful insight for Londoners into the delights the international arts scene has to offer.”

This eclectic festival will continue to provide exciting and affordable entertainment for all ages and musical tastes, plus a variety of food, shopping and children’s activities. For further information on the LIAF Programme, Artist details and how to buy tickets please log onto www.liaf.co.uk

Rich Mix, Bethnal Green ( 8th November 2013, Friday & 10th November 2013, Sunday)
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd,
London,
Greater London
E1 6LA

London International Arts Festival at Rich Mix

London International Arts Festival at Rich Mix

The exciting rock band Indian Ocean will take to the stage at this year’s festival. The popular band formed in New Delhi in 1990 and are considered to be the pioneers of the fusion folk rock genre in India. The musical style of the band is often described by critics as “Indo-rock fusion with jazz-spiced rhythms that integrates shlokas, sufism, environmentalism, mythology and revolution.”

Singer Peny Papakonstantinou produces a unique music show with a Greek flavor-where different timbres mix together. Traditional Greek songs and Rebetika are presented with a completely fresh perspective where the electric sound coexists with traditional forms.

The performance entitled Shanti Shanti Shanti sees three well-travelled musicians, lead by trumpeter Shanti Jayasinha exploring the links between South Indian, Cuban, African music and jazz.

Early traditional Polish music is fused by the band Mosaic with sounds of the Orient as well as World Music. The ensemble plays the historical and traditional instruments from different countries. Audiences will encounter Slavic wildness and melancholy, oriental mystery, sounds of nature and urban chaos as well as the ancient world order and contemporary eclecticism.

Bangalore Dreams by Jyotsna Srikanth Project is rooted in South Indian musical tradition, seamlessly combining Indian classical and other contemporary styles. Having featured on the soundtrack of over 200 Indian films, the band’s musical sound is rooted in Indian Carnatic music, interweaved with jazz and other contemporary flavours. Every live performance delivers a unique experience with divine harmonies and dazzling rhythms that captivate audiences.

Dhruv currently specialises and offers : Carnatic, western music tuition Indian Music concerts, festivals Youth [Panchama], children [Shadja] ensemble Indian, Western music courses Music Workshops, consultancy.

London International Arts Festival at Kenneth More Theatre

London International Arts Festival at Kenneth More Theatre

London International Arts Festival at Rich Mix, Bethnal Green, London

London International Arts Festival at Rich Mix, Bethnal Green, London

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