12th February 2011

Mid-day Mantra: Manjeet Singh Rasiya

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A free montly series presenting music from India to uplift the spirit on Saturday lunchtimes.

Escape the hurly-burly, as once a month sampad and Town Hall, Symphony Hall present outstanding Asian artists from the UK and the Indian subcontinent in relaxed, informal sessions. Chill out, take your shoes off, close your eyes and experience the richness and variety of India’s musical heritage, all for free.

This month features Manjeet Singh Rasiya also known as ‘Minta Singh’.

Described as “one of the most exciting and technically brilliant musicians in the British Asian scene”, Minta is recognised as one of the UK’s finest Indian percussionists.

He has used his flair and creative innovative rhythms with Latin and Afro Cuban drumming. He has performed at The Royal Albert Hall, HighGrove for his HRH The Prince of Wales and Sir Elton John. He has worked with renowned musicians from India such as the late Ustad Fateh Ali Khan, Shivamani, Jagjit Singh as well as working with Flamenco music.

Minta has also performed percussion arrangements for several films including Bride & Prejudice and Alexander The Great and West End musicals, Bombay Dreams and Rafta Rafta. More recently ventured into composing music for film soundtracks.

In association with Town Hall Symphony Hall. Supported by Arts Council and Coutts Charitable Trust.