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Kuljit Bhamra & Davide Giovannini

St George's Bristol

Sat 22 February 2020
St George's Bristol
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Tickets: £18, £15

  • Kuljit Bhamra

  • Kuljit Bhamra collaboration

  • Davide Giovannini image

  • Villiers Quartet image

Asian Arts Agency presents Kuljit Bhamra in collaboration with Davide Giovannini, featuring The Villiers Quartet.

Award-winning composer, record producer and tabla player Kuljit Bhamra teams up with drummer Davide Giovannini and the acclaimed Villiers Quartet to present captivating and seductive soundscapes that will take you on a powerful and mystical journey over deserts to lost temples.

Percussion and strings combine beautifully with Bhamra’s unique multi-tabla set to create percussion-led grooves and poly-rhythms – creating a distinctive and evocative sound world that is sometimes energetic and sometimes delicately melancholic.


Best known as one of the pioneers of the British bhangra sound, Kuljit Bhamra (MBE) is a prolific composer, musician and record producer.

His creative output is prodigious and straddles as many continents as genres. He has produced and played with a who’s who of artists from Andy Sheppard to Ringo Starr, The Sugarbabes to Enrique Iglesias. He also writes for film and theatre, with credits including Bhaji on the Beach and Bend it Like Beckham.

Bhamra is the recipient of many awards including a platinum disc for outstanding record sales presented by John Peel, who was a big fan of his music.


Davide Giovannini is an incredibly versatile and talented drummer, percussionist and singer who has worked with icons across many different genres, including Bjork, Paul McCartney and the Pet Shop Boys, classical music artists such as James Galway and Vanessa Mae, and many of the greats of AfroCuban music, Brazilian music and jazz.


The concert will also feature the Villiers Quartet, one of the most charismatic and “adventurous” quartets of the European chamber music scene (The Strad).

The Villiers Quartet has developed an international reputation for its performances of British music.

Winner of the 2015 Radcliffe Chamber Music Competition, the Villiers Quartet holds the position of Quartet-in-Residence at Oxford University’s Faculty of Music.

Presented by Asian Arts Agency in association with St George’s Bristol.