22nd September 2012

Sabri Ensemble

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Sarvar Sabri leads this trio, who create hauntingly melodic and vibrantly percussive music, fusing funky jazz with Indian music.

Sarvar Sabri is an internationally-renowned tabla player. His versatility and passion for the world’s rich and diverse musical traditions has spurred him to experiment constantly with other world-class musicians and composers, while extending the boundaries of his own classical form.

The Sabri Ensemble perform works which draw upon the dynamic, creative energy released when the Indian classical tradition meets the other world music traditions. The compositions range from fully composed pieces to those with loose ends, which require the musicians to have a profound understanding of each other’s music to be able to respond and improvise.

The evening will feature music with beautiful melodies and lively percussion, fusing funky jazz with Indian influences.

Sarvar Sabri — Tabla
Alvin Davis — Saxophone
Sanchita Pal — Vocals
Avatar Ram — Tanpura
Pulkit Sharma- Percussion
Gurpreet Singh – Sarangi

The evening also includes a guest appearance by tabla player Rishii Chowdhury a rising star in the world of Indian classical music, accompanied by Manjira Chowdhury on harmonium.

Rishii’s tabla solo will draw upon various styles of tabla repertoire (gharana) which will be played to a time cycle of 16 beats known as ‘teentaal’, and will consist of traditional fixed compositions followed by improvised and fast drum roll beats to bring a climatic and explosive end to the solo.

Presented by Sampad South Asian arts, Surdhwani and Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton.

There will be a short interval at approx 8.20pm