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Nitin Sawhney

BREXIT – A rational anthem for a national tantrum

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Reflect on the highs and lows of Brexit in a new work by Sawhney, performed by him, members of his band, the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and singers from London Contemporary Voices.

In this new commission British Indian musician Sawhney considers the state of the nation, focusing on all of its modern day characteristics of multi-culturalism, diversity and openness. Using his findings from a tour of UK towns and cities, Sawhney will showcase a new anthem that looks away from the past and truly reflects our current society – both in its lyrics and music. The piece will fittingly be brought to life by the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (NYO) – those who will be shaping the society of tomorrow.

Nitin Sawhney has had a rich and varied career working as a producer, songwriter and composer for albums, film, television, theatre and dance and was the recipient of the Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement award in 2017. The NYO is an orchestra made up of the best teenage musicians playing in Great Britain today.

This performance will start promptly at 6.30pm

Advanced tickets have sold out but don't worry about missing out as we keep plenty of tickets available on the day.

Tickets will be available from our Box Office in the Centre at 5pm. 

There will be an open rehearsal of this performance at 1.30–2.30pm in the Hall.

Produced by the Barbican in association with Sky Arts


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