Friday 24 February 2017

Baluji Shrivastav - Inner London Visions

Baluji Shrivastav
Baluji Shrivastav - sitar and vocals
Fereshteh Khosrujerdy - vocals

Date - 22nd February 2017
Venue - A World in London, Resonance FM, London, UK
Current album  - Pre-order Best of Baluji Shrivastav iTunes:

Future Performance

Fereshteh Khosrujerdy
Indian sitar star Baluji Shrivastav on this A World In London! 
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Could 2017 be the pinnacle year for Baluji Shrivastav? Decades have passed since the talented boy from Uttar Pradesh arrived in London ready to share his musical gifts across the world. This Sunday he launches his Best Of.. CD via ARC Music, with an OBE added to his name & numerous credentials. Balu is also about to  become the first ever artist-in-residence at Rich Mix with his Inner Visions training project. References to Stevie Wonder’s seminal album are potent, as a blindness has proved to be no obstacle for either of these music visionaries. Indeed, Balu has collaborated with Mr. Wonder, Massive Attack, Annie Lennox, Shakira, Boy George, and many more, but perhaps the most fruitful and consistent collaboration has been with his talented partner, singer Linda Shanovitch. Celebrity and honours aside, together they support up and coming musicians with sight impairments as well as other disabilities through the Baluji Music Foundation, creating essential opportunities & thrilling platforms for great music. One such protégé is Iranian vocalist Fereshteh Khosrujerdy who came to the UK just in order to be allowed to sing at all. You can hear her gorgeous vocals on this AWIL, dueting with Balu, in a glorious multi-lingual exchange of harmony.

Linda Shanovitch
22/2/17 – AWIL at Res 115  Online:  Pics by Layla Gatens. Sketches by Alban Low. Production by Sofia Gaetani-Morris & Norman Druker. Also this week, Bernard O’Neill with IRL’s ‘Terraforming Analogue Space’ at SOAS Radio! Next week Idan Raichel@ SOAS Radio and Kongo Dia Ntotila @ Resonance.

#AWorldinLondon – IN ITS ELEVENTH YEAR! Live on Wednesdays 6.30pm Resonance 104.4 & 4pm SOAS Radio 

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