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Daughter of the Sarangi Dev/Master/Maestro Pandit Ram Narayan. Should be an amazing concert!

Pandit Ji will also be visitng for 3 days at the end of May, and some of us will be getting a masterclass from them (less the master students)! I will try and find out if they are doing any shows in their short stay!!

Sat 26 May 7.30pm Jai Hind! - London

Venue: LSO St Luke's, 161 Old Street, London EC1V 9NG

Jai Hind! is a collaboration between spnm and Asian Music Circuit.

This event is part of spnm’s SECOND SIGHT series. Artistic Director: Rolf Hind. Aruna Narayan, sarangi

Hanif Khan, tabla


Adrian Bradbury, cello

Helen Tunstall, harp

Stephen Gutman, piano

Richard Benjafield, percussion

“The sarangi expresses the very soul of Indian feeling and thought.†- Yehudi Menuhin

Experience a multitude of evocative and newly-imagined sound-worlds as Indian and western instruments combine in a programme of traditional music and freshly-created works.

The first half of the evening features traditional music for sarangi and tabla performed by Aruna Narayan, daughter of the instrument’s most famous modern exponent, Ram Narayan. Once the instrument of Hindustani courtesans, the 36-stringed sarangi is a uniquely expressive instrument and considered one of the most difficult to master. Aruna, India’s only female sarangi player, will be accompanied by the outstanding tabla player, Hanif Khan.

In the second half, contemporary music ensemble Endymion perform Iannis Xenakis’s Rebonds B and a movement from Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, and they are joined by Aruna Narayan and Hanif Khan to perform new works written especially for the unique combination of Indian and western instruments by five of the UK’s best up-and-coming composers, Stephen Mark Barchan, Amber Priestley, Evis Sammoutis, Jeremy Thurlow and Nathan Williamson.


£12 (£8 concessions, £5 spnm members)

020 7638 8891


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