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Manjiri Asanare-Kelkar + Jayanth Flute

Mankiri Asnare presses her hands together as she sings

In this special double bill, discover the Carnatic tradition of the Indian flute, the bansuri, alongside the debut UK performance from one of India’s great contemporary Hindustani vocalists.

Playing flute with blistering speed and innovative technique, J.A. Jayanth has established himself as one of south India’s most brilliant emerging artists, having started at the age of five with his grandfather and guru, the late T. S. Sankaran. In this concert, he takes us on a journey through works by the composers that make up the Trinity of Carnatic music: Shyama Shastri, Thagaraja and Muthuswami Dikshitar.

Asanare-Kelkar is the rising star of the Jaipur–Gwalior khayal style of singing, enthralling her audiences with her extraordinary voice. This rare visit to the UK provides an opportunity to hear one of India’s greatest next generation maestros. For this concert, she is accompanied by Gurdain Rayatt on tabla and Chinmay Kolhatkar on harmonium, who support her spiritual, mystical and moving singing.

Start time 6.30pm

Running time 3 hours 45 minutes including interval

All running times are approximate and subject to change

Presented by Darbar in partnership with Barbican


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