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Simon Thacker's Svari Kanti Tour

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The quartet lineup of Simon Thacker's Svara-Kanti expanding on the mystical Bengali Baul folk spiritual tradition unites India, Bangladesh and Scotland, with some of the most emotive and powerful music you will ever hear. This is very much a once in a generation tour and a very rare opportunity to present this amazing lineup in Scotland.

The quartet features Bangladesh based singer Farida Yesmin, India's Raju Das Baul (voice/khomok), Kolkata's Sunayana Ghosh (one of a growing number of exceptional female tabla exponents) and Simon. This lineup first performed at Dhaka Folk Fest for 60 000 people.


Svara-Kanti features the visionary guitar virtuoso/composer Simon Thacker with the beautiful voice of Japjit Kaur, leading tabla player Sarvar Sabri, who has a musical lineage stretching back ten generations to the Royal Court of the Mughal Emperor Akbar, and acclaimed violinist and leader/director of Britten Sinfonia Jacqueline Shave. They combine two of the world's greatest and most diverse musical cultures, Indian and Western, creating powerful and inspiring new music using the classical, folk and spiritual music traditions of India as a basis to innovate.

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Ardross Community Hall

  • Ardross
  • IV17 0XW

01349 880591