Midlands Mantra at Alchemy 2016

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

Sampad celebrates Alchemy with uplifting music, dance, poetry and spoken word with traditional and modern flavours, featuring exciting artists from the Midlands.

See further details below.

You can also catch Shaanti in action on the Festival Terrace from 7pm on the same day as they pump up the volume with ‘We Are 2nd Generation’!

SAMPAD PRESENTS MIDLANDS MANTRA AT ALCHEMY – all events are free!

CAFE LOUNGE

  • Beatboxer Shan Bansil introduces the programme with his usual upbeat charm & good vibes.
  • Mendi Singh Trio featuring Mendi Singh on Tabla, Leighton Hargreaves on violin and Dan Wilkins on the Kora.
  • Poetry readings by Dharmesh Rajput and Myah Jeffers.

CENTRAL BAR

  • Freshly Brewed bring flavours of Assam by Rishi Arts.
  • With Rishi Chowdhury on tabla and Dr Samyami Sangeeta Chowdhury on vocals, accompanied by dance artists Aarti Lodhia and Kesha Raithatha.

CLORE BALLROOM

  • Beatboxer Shan Bansil introduces the programme with his usual upbeat charm & good vibes.
  • Bollywood dance by Triple AAA dance troupe
  • Indian acapella troupe led by Manorama Prasad
  • Classical South Indian Bharatanatyam dance by Chitraleka Dance Company accompanied by acapella vocals.
  • Poetry readings by Dharmesh Rajput and Myah Jeffers.
  • Chitraleka Dance Company performing Mohiniattam dance
  • ’praKRIti’ – a dance collaboration by Jaivant Patel Dance and Dr Gayathri Ganapathy.
  • Atreyee Dance Group presenting Shantanu Moitra a contemporary dance style from West Bengal inspired by Uday Shankar. Music by Rabindranath Tagore.
  • Morphed – a solo dance piece created by dance artist Subhash Viman in collaboration with Indian choreographer Veena Basavarajiah, with music composed by Raghu Dixit.
  • Shankojam with Shan Bansil on vocals and beatboxing, LB Robinson, Kambo and Taj on vocals, Alvin Davis on trumpet/saxophone and Fratts on percussion.

You can see further information about Alchemy 2016 here

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