Posts Tagged ‘karnatic’

Watch: Bollywood Brass Band feat. Jyotsna Srikanth

Posted on March 9th, 2017 in Recent posts by .


The Bollywood Brass Band started playing Diwali parties, then found themselves doing British Asian weddings and finally concerts. They’ve now gigged all over Europe and even India. After meeting Indian Karnatic violinist Jyotsna Srikanth at the Bradford and Belfast Melas, they decided to begin working together and have just released a new collaborative album, Carnatic Connection. ‘‘No, violin and brass aren’t regular partners,” laughs Srikanth. “They’re more like enemies in fact!” Simon Broughton talks to Srikanth and the Bollywood Brass Band about their collaborative project in the latest issue.

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South Indian violinist Jyotsna Srikanth on tour in the UK

Posted on November 14th, 2014 in Live, News, Recent posts by .


Internationally acclaimed performer and composer of Karnatic Indian music, Jyotsna Srikanth is currently on tour in the UK with her Bangalore Dreams ensemble.

Raised in the classical tradition of Karnatic music, Jyotsna Srikanth is also an accomplished performer of Indian contemporary music, Western classical music, jazz and fusion. Her collaborations include Nordic Raga jazz quartet and Season4/6, a project for violin and Western orchestral ensemble inspired by the six South Indian ragas for the seasons. Having arrived in the UK from Bangalore in 2004, she is now one of the leading figures playing and promoting Indian music in Europe.

Her latest album Call of Bangalore was released in 2013 on Riverboat Records and was a Top of the World selection in our August/September edition (#94). Read our interview with Jyotsna in the current issue.

Watch Jyotsna Srikanth’s Bangalore Dreams perform at the London International Arts Festival 2013:

2014 UK tour dates:

November 16 - Tara, Reading
November 18 - Portland Arms, Cambridge
November 19 - Latest Bar, Brighton
November 21 - Jazz Bar, Edinburgh
November 24 - Gallery Cafe, London
November 26 - St John’s Chapel, Chichester
November 27 - Magic Garden, London
November 28 - Luna Lounge, London
November 30 - Jamboree, London

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