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Shakthi by Jyotsna Srikanth

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Various Venues
18 Nov 22
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Assembly Rooms
£12 - £15 + B/F
19 Nov 22
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Hewett Academy
23 Nov 22
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Seven Arts
26 Nov 22
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Boswell School
28 Nov 22
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The Hug & Pint
4 Dec 22
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King's Place
£15 + B/F

Europe’s foremost violinist Jyotsna Srikanth returns with brand new trio project, Shakthi.

Experience Jyotsna’s mesmerising sound in collaboration with two highly respected performers Shadrach Solomon and Karthik Mani in new project Shakthi.

Shakthi is a collection of contemporary Indian compositions blending traditional ragas with electronics and ethnic Indian percussions. Translating from Sanskrit as strength, Shakthi represents the courage and perseverance of artists to survive pandemic lockdowns. Despite livelihoods immensely impacted, the artists of this project created these compositions during lockdown. It is because of the strength to survive that Jyotsna Srikanth’s team have once again begun to perform and tour.

Jyotsna Srikanth

Bangalore born Jyotsna Srikanth’s music illuminates South Indian Carnatic musical tradition in kaleidoscope colour! Her sound is distinct, reflecting her creative musical elastic expressivity and various influences including the cinema of India, rustic sounds of rural Mysore fiddle players and even sixties jazz swing.

Jyotsna was trained in Carnatic music from an early age under legendary RR Keshavmurthy – one of the pioneers of the Carnatic seven stringed violin. During her career, Jyotsna has played on over two hundred South Indian cinematic soundtracks. Upon moving to London, her work expanded to include television, engagements with prestigious venues and European festivals.

Time Out described Jyotsna as ‘Britain’s finest violinist of Indian classical music’.

An experience not to be missed!

“An extraordinary and versatile violinist … mesmerising”–  The Guardian

“…the amazing Jyotsna Srikanth on violin.” – Independent, BBC Proms Concert

 “..silky rich tones of Jyotsna’s violin” ***** 5 stars – The Evening Standard

Shadrach Solomon

A composer, arranger and music producer who has mastered the skills of playing Indian ragas on Piano. He has worked with renowned musicians and music producers in India and internationally providing background scores to commercial movies and documentaries.

Karthik Mani

Karthik has performed with prestigious musicians such as Ustad Zakir Hussain, Ustad Hariharan, Dr M Balamurlikrishna and Shankar Mahadevan. He has performed in many Indian and International Music Festivals and is the first Indian percussionist to win the “Independent World Music Award” for World Fusion with “Lehera”.