Raga to Reggae

Raga to Reggae

Curated by Tara Artist Sohini Alam

Wednesday 5 – Friday 8 November ‘ 7.30pm

Raga to Reggae is a 3 day cross-genre world music festival bringing some of the best musical talent in the UK exclusively to Tara Theatre.

Wed 6 November’ 7.30pm
Julia Biel, singer/songwriter and regular member of reggae/afrobeat collective soothsayers here performs her own jazz, soul and reggae-influenced material set with her trio featuring Idris Rahman on bass and Saleem Raman on drums. Idris Rahman, multi-instrumentalist and producer who is best known for his group Soothsayers as well as for his collaborations on Bengali-influenced jazz with his sister Zoe Rahman, will perform a special duo set with beat boxer and vocal sculptor Jason Singh

Thurs 7 November ‘ 7.30pm
Aruba In Wonderland:
Natascha ‘Aruba Red’ Eleonoré and Camilo Tirado (percussionist from Dick Whittington Goes Bollywood) play a set with a special guest. You will not want to miss the band Nitin Sawhney described as having a killer vibe.
Exquisite a’cappella vocal Bobby Friction, BBC Asian Network
She’s so talented she makes me cry Nerm, BBC Radio 1

Fri 8 November ‘ 7.30pm
Gauri Chowdhury, Himanshu Goswami, and Khiyo:
Gauri Choudhury is amongst the finest of Bengali singers in the UK. This is a rare opportunity to catch beautifully rendered traditional Bengali songs performed with harmonium and tabla. Accomplished tabla player Himanshu Goswami joins both Gauri and then a duo from British Bengali band Khiyo. Sohini Alam (vocalist of Tara pantos and Kanjoos The Miser) and Oliver Weeks take you on a journey that gives Bengali heritage music a modern acoustic sound.

£10.00 / £8.00 Concessions

Region: All
Start Date: 05/11/2013
End Date: 08/11/2013
Start Time: 19:30
Venue: Tara Theatre
Venue Address: 356 Garratt Lane
Website: http://www.tara-arts.com/whats-on/raga-to-reggae-julia-biel-idris-rahman
Press Tickets: Not Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
Press Tickets:
Name: Sarah Clews
Phone: 02083334457