This event is a powerful contemporary musical narrative that transcends the world of jazz whilst fusing West Bengal, West African and British tradition.
Arun Ghosh is currently Associate Artist at the Albany, his other theatre work includes Musical Director and Composer for Unicorn Theatre, composing for Oily Cart and Cardboard Citizens. Other theatre compositions include ‘Tell Tales’ at the Southbank, ‘The Tempest’ and ‘Antigone’ at Royal Exchange Manchester, ‘Storm’ at Contact Theatre and ‘Indian Ink’ at Salisbury Playhouse. His radio work includes ‘Bora Bistrah’ for Radio 3 and ‘The Healing Pool’ for Radio 4. Arun released his debut album ‘Northern Namaste’ on camoci records in 2008 displaying his trademark Indo Jazz sound. His second album Primal Odyssey is due for release in Spring 2011.
Constantly experimenting with live formats and arrangements has been key to Arun Ghosh’s growing reputation for creating music that is “…at once no-nonsense, thrilling and beautiful…uproarious and irresistible” (The Telegraph).
Featuring an eclectic mix of musicians from across the globe with solo performances from kora virtuosos Sona Jobarteh and Kadialy Kouyate, culminating in a big band ensemble featuring Byron Wallen on trumpet, Shabaka Hutchings who is part of jazz legend Courtney Pine’s Jazz Warriors, vibraphone player Corey Mwamba who was nominated for the 2008 BBC Jazz Award for Innovation; and Pat Illingworth on drums.
Afrocoustics & Indo-vations will be performed on Saturday 20 November, 8pm, Tickets £10, £8 concs,
The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London SE8 4AG. Box Office 020 8692 4446 / www.thealbany.org.uk
The Albany is a multi-use performing arts centre in Deptford, south-east London, comprising four performance spaces, the largest of which has a capacity of up to 500. The Albany’s programme encompasses music, theatre, dance, spoken word, family events, exhibitions and comedy as well as educational and community based projects.