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-PERFORMANCES-

The Nehru Centre, London - Shadows of the Lotus

Thursday

27th June

6.30pm

Baluji Shrivastav OBE will be performing a special concert of mesmerising Indian classical music accompanied by one of India's most dynamic percussionists, Sukhvinder Singh 'Pinky' on tablas and Harsh Pershad on tanpura. This concert is now sold out. 

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Nehru Centre

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Manchester International Festival, Festival Square - Seasons of India

Friday

5th July

3pm

Be transported to India and experience its six seasons through the mesmerising music of Baluji Shrivastav OBE, celebrated blind Indian sitarist and composer, accompanied by one of India’s most dynamic percussionists,  Sukhvinder Singh ‘Pinky’ on tablas. Baluji's performance will be an opportunity to hear classical Indian music at its best, with a selection of pieces from his upcoming album. This concert will be free to attend on a first come first served basis.

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Manchester International Festival

Festival Square

Southampton Mela - Baluji and his Inner Vision Quintet

Saturday

13th July

World Stage

12.45 - 1.15pm

Main Stage

3.15pm - 3.50pm

Baluji Shrivastav OBE with the amazing Inner Vision Quintet will get you dancing and jigging with music from India, Lebanon, and Ireland. The Inner Vision Quintet are professional blind musicians from around the world who have performed nationally and internationally. Featuring Baluji Shrivastav OBE, Abi Baker, Uttara Joshi, Ghow Ratnarajah, Ziad Sinno

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Southampton Mela

Southampton Mela - Bollywood favourites with Baluji, Pooja and Karan

Saturday

13th July

Main Stage 
5.15pm

Baluji Shrivastav OBE will perform classic Bollywood favourites with renowned brother/sister duo Pooja Angra and Karan Rana

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Southampton Mela

The Stables, Milton Keynes - Seasons of India

Saturday

27th July

8pm

Be transported to India and experience its six seasons through the mesmerising music of Baluji Shrivastav OBE, celebrated blind Indian sitarist and composer, accompanied by internationally renowned tabla player Yousuf Ali Khan. Baluji’s performance will be a wonderful opportunity to hear classical Indian music at its best, with a selection of pieces from his upcoming album (ARC).

Tickets £15 with concessions available to workshop attendees (enquire on booking)

The Stables

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Hereford LookFest! - Baluji and his Inner Vision Trio 

Sunday

28th July

Baluji Shrivastav OBE with the amazing Inner Vision Trio will get you dancing and jigging with music from India, England and Columbia. The Inner Vision Trio are professional blind musicians from around the world who have performed nationally and internationally. Featuring Baluji Shrivastav OBE, Peter Bosher and Kevin Satizabal. LOOKfest is a VI accessible family festival in rural Hertfordshire.

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LOOKfest!

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St John's Hoxton, London - India/Flamenco

Saturday

3rd August

7.30pm

Special concert with Baluji Shrivastav OBE and flamenco guitarist Ignacio Monteverde

Gypsies from Rajasthan brought Indian music to Spain developing and evolving  it on the journey into Flamenco.Two traditions intertwined and two great masters will mesmerize you with their interactions! 

As heard on BBC Radio 3 In-Tune. Tickets £10

Ignacio

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Lauderdale House, Highgate, London - Indian music meets opera

Sunday

25th August

7pm

Saint Cecilia is the patroness of musicians and Indian Goddess Saraswati represents the divine form of creative thought. They are the inspiration behind this concert bringing together both Indian and Western musical traditions. The program will include an original composition in Raag Hamsadvani  and Sohini’s Aria by Baluji Shrivastav; Ein Schwan by Edvard Grieg; Indian Love Lyrics by Woodforde-Finden; Saraswati by Linda Shanovitch and more…..

Featuring Baluji Shrivastav OBE, Patricia Rosario OBE (soprano), Oscar Castellino (baritone), Linda Shanovitch (Western and Indian vocals) and Mark Troop (piano).

Tickets £15 

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Lauderdale House

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Norwich Arts Centre - Seasons of India

Sunday

22nd September

8pm

Be transported to India and experience its six seasons through the mesmerising music of Baluji Shrivastav OBE, celebrated blind Indian sitarist and composer, accompanied by one of India’s most dynamic percussionists,  Sukhvinder Singh ‘Pinky’ on tablas. 

 

Baluji’s performance will be a wonderful opportunity to hear classical Indian music at its best, with a selection of pieces from his upcoming album (ARC).

Tickets £13.50/ £11.50 conc.

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Norwich Arts Centre

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Richmix, Bethnal Green, London - India/Indonesia 

Wednesday

2nd October

8pm

Baluji in concert with Indonesian guitar maestro Boo-Boo Sianturi, featuring a performance of Baluji's Sitar-Guitar suites which was commissioned by renowned guitarist Timothy Walker with support from the Arts Council, plus melodies from India and Indonesia in unique interactions. 

Sitar-Guitar Suites

Richmix

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Bloomsbury Festival, London - Open Your Heart to the Moon

Thursday

17th October

8pm

Magical ragas and poetry for the moon to celebrate 2019's festival theme - 'Small Steps, Giant Leaps' inspired by the 50th Anniversary of Neil Armstrong's lunar landing. 

 

A special performance of moon inspired ragas on sitar by virtuoso multi-instrumentalist Baluji Shrivastav OBE accompanied by the highly acclaimed Yousuf Ali Khan on tablas. Opening with a sung poem by Linda Shanovitch accompanied by dilruba. The performance will take place in a magical setting under Luke Jerram's the Museum of the Moon at Holy Cross Church.

Tickets £12/£10 concessions

 

Bloomsbury Festival

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St Catharine's College, Cambridge - Indian Classical meets Jazz

Friday

18th October

6pm

Part of the Kellaway Concert Series. 
 

Indian classical meets modern jazz and western classical music

A chance to hear a joyful fusion and counterpoint using the shared improvisational backgrounds of modern jazz and Indian classical music. A combination of joint performances of Baluji Shrivastav’s original compositions seen through the lens of jazz improvisation and a number of James Welland's jazz/classical compositions seen from the opposite angle. The set will also include a special solo performance from Baluji and a song by Linda Shanson. 

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Tickets £10/£5 concs./£2 students; free to college members and staff
College Chapel, 6.00 pm lasting one hour

St Catharine's College

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James Welland

Richmix, London - Cantar Fusing

Saturday

19th October

8pm

The music of Brazil and India meet in this exciting collaboration with musician/songwriter Gui Tavares.. More to follow!

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Richmix

The Cut, Halesworth - Six Seasons of India 

Friday

15th November

7pm

Be transported to India and experience its six seasons throught the mesmerising music of celebrated blind Indian sitarist and composer Baluji Shrivastav OBE, accompanied by renowned tabla player Yousuf Ali Khan.

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Kala Sangam, Bradford - Seasons of India

Saturday

16th November

7.30pm

Be transported to India and experience its six seasons through the mesmerising music of Baluji Shrivastav OBE, celebrated blind Indian sitarist and composer, accompanied by tabla. 

 

Baluji’s performance will be a wonderful opportunity to hear classical Indian music at its best, with a selection of pieces from his upcoming album (ARC).

Kala Sangam

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British Museum, London - Storytelling

Tuesday

3rd December

3.30pm

Purple Light up event at the British Museum. More details to follow