Swati Natekar’s new album, Destiny Chakra, is a musical expression of the journey of a girl born in a traditionally Classical music family in the sleepy central Indian town of Jabalpur through the commercially active Bollywood razzmatazz of Bombay, to the international music scene of London, UK.
Swati’s biography is extensive and includes the albums Dhanak (The Rainbow), Anjuman, Birha. Swati, whose Vocals have featured on impressive World Music & Dance tracks such as Jakatta’s American Dream, Nitin Sawhney’s Nadia & Niraj Chag’s Khwaab, has been creating a niche through her collaborations with leading international musicians such as Talvin Singh, Zakir Hussain, Craig Armstrong & Darren Tate. Her voice also featured on the U.K 2006/2007 Sharwoods TV Advert campaign and on the soundtrack of Hollywood movies like The In-Laws.
Swati has performed previously at the Southbank Centre along with the “Les Dangereuses” UK tour in 2006, with Jazz Singer Juliet Robert and Mali Singer Babani Kone, also produced by Asian Music Circuit, which earned all round acclaim in the UK media.
The current line-up for the concert reads:
Swati Natekar (Lead Vocals/Director)
Anurekha Ghosh(Kathak Dancer)
Sanchita Farruque (Vocals)
Kartik Raghunathan (Vocals)
Sarah Sayeed (Vocals)
Sameer Kassam (Keyboard)
Rekesh Chauhan (Harmonium)
Sandeep Mishra (Sarangi)
Alpesh Moharir (Tabla)
Mike Leigh (Electric Guitar)
Scott Bloodworth (Bass Guitar)
Tickets: £12 (£6).
Booking at www.southbankcentre.co.uk or telephone 0871 663 2500
More on the artist at www.swatinatekar.net
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