Riverside Ragas: Baluji Shrivastav

Presented with GemArts

Northern Rock Foundation Hall

Pre-concert talk at 7pm - 7.30pm (NRFH)

One of the greatest instrumentalists to come from India, Baluji Shrivastav is a blind musician who excels in playing the sitar, dilruba and tabla among other traditional Indian instruments.

Described by London’s Evening Standard as ‘sitarist to the stars’, his incredible versatility has led him to work with acts like Massive Attack, Stevie Wonder, Shakira, and Coldplay and many of India’s finest artists including Ustad Faiyaz Khan and Anindo Chatterji. His music has also featured in TV and films, most recently in Disney’s Million Dollar Arm!

In 2008 he founded the Baluji Music Foundation to encourage disabled people to get involved in music, as music is such an important part of how he communicates with the world.

This tour celebrates his recent award of OBE for services to music. Baluji will perform a special concert of mesmerising Indian classical music, accompanied by tablas.

“Virtuoso multi-instrumentalist.” The Times

“Music which crosses all cultural divides.” The Guardian

www.baluji.com | www.balujimusicfoundation.org

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