Sat 13 November
Baluji Shrivastav OBE and The Inner Vision Orchestra
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- About Baluji Shrivastav OBE
Uplifting Indian classical and folk music from around the world with celebrated multi-instrumentalist Baluji Shrivastav OBE and members of the Inner Vision Orchestra – the UK’s only professional blind ensemble – and guest tabla player Shahbaz Hussain.
The Inner Vision Orchestra has performed nationally & internationally, celebrating folk music from India, Iran, Nigeria, South America, Japan, and the British Isles and demonstrating the power of music to transform lives. Come and be transformed with us!
Dave Steele – The Blind Poet, award-winning poet, author, public speaker, singer, and advocate for the blind will be performing.
“leave the auditorium spellbound and humbled” (Song-lines).
“a magical mixture of sounds” Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3 In Tune
“Inner Vision Orchestra play bloody great kick-ass music !” Charles Hazlewood
About Baluji Shrivastav OBE
Baluji Shrivastav OBE. One of the greatest instrumentalists India has produced excelling in sitar, surbahar, dilruba, pakhavaj and tabla. Baluji delights in exploring music in all its forms and composes for film, dance,
theatre and original works for Western orchestra and Indian ensembles.
He has released many albums, had many successful UK and international tours and has worked with a wide number of renowned
artists including Stevie Wonder, Massive Attack, Noel Gallagher, Coldplay, Shakira, Malu and Pepe Habichuela, earning him the title ‘sitarist to
the stars’ from the Evening Standard. Baluji was awarded the OBE for
services to music and as founder of Inner Vision Orchestra and has received the prestigious Jewel of India award from the Indian Government.
His new album ‘Voice of Flowers’ is available from ARC/Naxos Music.