I just returned from spending 3 days at the Chakardar Summer School in Cobham, Surrey.
Thanks to the hard work of the organisers and teachers, this is an amazing opportunity to learn tabla from the most engaging and enthusiastic gurus you will ever encounter! I can’t recommend it enough.. I have enjoyed it now 4 summers in a row. What a great event. I always come away with loads of ideas and material to keep my practice well fuelled.
Thanks to all the folks who came down to The Brunswick on Wednesday to see the flute and tabla mini-fest heralded by the splendid ‘Filter Coffee’. A great night it was!
This was the event…
Indian Flavours Double Bill at The Brunswick, Hove, E.Sussex : FILTER COFFEE from Mumbai, India and AKASH from Brighton!
When local indian tabla player Marc Clayton got an unexpected phonecall from a flute player in Mumbai, India, he soon found himself organising a one-off night of Indian musical adventures. The event is a double bill showcasing the duo from Mumbai, entitled ‘Filter Coffee’ featuring Shriram on flute and Swarupa on vocals, percussion and tabla and also Marc’s local duo, ‘Akash’ with Lucy Hudson playing Carnatic South Indian flute. Expect intricate traditional Indian melody and rhythm fused with the modern; one incarnation born from our shores and the other from the metropolis formerly known as Bombay.
The Filter Coffee duo consist of Swarupa, one of India’s finest female percussionist and tabla player and Shriram, a fantastic Classical Bamboo flute player. They are one of India’s upcoming Indian Electro Folk – Bands. They recently finished a series of gigs with Talvin Singh in Bombay.
Shriram with Talvin Singh:
A two piece act from Brighton
Akash are a duo making a fusion of North and South Indian Classical music. Lucy Hudson creates elaborate Carnatic melodies on bamboo flute and Marc Clayton follows using Hindustani (North Indian) rhythm structures.
A selection of ragams displaying the beautiful and enchanting moods of traditional Carnatic songs and compositions.