Deirdre Cartwright & Baluji Shrivastav St Mary’s Old Church N16

Friday, 11th April 2014 8:00 pmtoSaturday, 12th April 2014 11:00 pm

2014 Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Blow the Fuse

Tomorrow the World: Six double bills set in two iconic venues of Stoke Newington
Where young meets old, where East meets West.

Friday April 11

Deirdre Cartwright/Baluji Shrivastav

Deirdre Cartwright guitar, Baluji Shrivastav sitar, Alison Rayner bass, Linda Shanovitch vocals, percussion, Yosuf Ali Khan tabla .

Baluji Shrivastav is one of the greatest instrumentalists India has produced excelling in sitar, surbahar, dilruba, pakhavaj and tabla.

?Virtuoso multi-instrumentalist? The Times

Firmly established in the Hindustani classical tradition he delights in exploring music in all its forms – recently entertaining the world at the closing ceremony of 2012 Paralympic Games with Chris Martin and Coldplay. He composes for film, dance, theatre and original works for Western orchestra and Indian ensembles. He has recorded with Massive Attack, Madness, Doves, Amorphous Androgynous, and performing with great artists such as Stevie Wonder.  He has his own Jazz ensemble Jazz Orient/Re-Orient and has recorded several albums.

plus Shama Rahman Group

“Urban Folk” – mixing music from English, Bengali, Bulgarian and West African traditions,
jazz to dubstep, punk to folk, spoken word to bossa nova. Singer/Sitarist/Composer Shama weaves stories that start life as poems and take flight as songs. The album features musicians from Bengal, Britain and around the world, recorded in support from Gabriel Prokofiev’s Non-Classical studios. It is already garnering praise from the likes of Gilles Peterson. The sitar is played in the context of storytelling, musically arranged to sit within layered harmonies and complex grooves of a 4-piece band. Expect a performance of challenging musical beauty.

St Marys old Church Stoke Newington Church Street,
London N16 9E
Doors 8pm First set 8.45pm £10 concessions available