Swati Natekar’s latest World Music album, Destiny Chakra, makes its official debut at the Southbank Centre, London

Swati Natekar

The Asian Music Circuit is delighted to present Swati Natekar’s latest musical endeavour at the Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall on Saturday, June 27 at 7.45pm.

Swati Natekar will perform numbers from her fresh album Destiny Chakra (Wheel of Destiny) and collaborations from an array of distinguished Asian and Western musicians. Swati’s group is joined by the exciting Kathak Dancer, Anurekha Ghosh, for a scintillating fusion of dance, rhythm & melody.

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)
Taalis (Drums)
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

For more information on this concert and artists interviews please contact:
Kate Goodale kate@amc.org.uk

Region: All
Start Date: 27/06/2009
End Date: 27/06/2009
Start Time: 19:45
Venue: Purcell Room
Venue Address: Southbank Centre, London
Website: http://www.amc.org.uk
Press Tickets: Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
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