Jazz & Blues

Sarathy Korwar

Jazz, hip-hop, Indian classical or electronics? Immerse yourself in the cross-cultural soundscape of musician Sarathy Korwar at this live performance.

Korwar’s multidimensional music is informed by his personal background: born in the US but raised in India, Korwar was classically trained in tabla before moving to London to study performance at SOAS.

For the release of his first album, Day To Day, he attracted the support of the Steve Reid Foundation, whose patrons include Four Tet, Floating Points, Gilles Peterson, Koreless and Nick Woodmansey (aka Emanative).

The album fused jazz and electronics with the traditional folk music of the Siddi community in India, which combines East African, Sufi and Indian influences.

The musician and producer’s second album promises to have a darker edge. It features South Asian rappers and poets, many from the Dharavi slum in Mumbai where an energetic hip-hop scene is emerging.

Prepare to have your Spotify categories cheerfully confused.
The Guardian

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Purcell Room


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For ages 14+.