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Sarathy Korwar Quintet  -  Thu Jul 20, 2017  |  08:00 pm
Admission £ 10.00 ( £ 8.00 concessions)
For a second year we are pleased to be working with GemArts in co-promoting a concert as part of their Masala Festival of South Asian arts. And this year we’ve got something really exciting as percussionist and producer Sarathy Korwar showcases music from his ‘Day to Day’ album, fusing traditional folk music from India’s Sidi community with jazz and electronics.

Born in the US, but growing up in India, Sarathy was exposed early in life to the music of both cultures, taking up the tabla at the age of 10 and studying with Indian classical gurus, but soon translating his skills to the Western drum kit and seizing every opportunity to play jazz. When he moved to London to study for a Masters degree in performance he soon connected with such genre-busting artists as Shabaka Hutchings and Arun Ghosh, and started to make regular appearances on the capital’s jazz scene.

But, anxious to forge something original of his own, he took an extended trip to rural Gujarat, making field recordings of Sidi musicians (whose own roots reach back to East Africa), and incorporating these into the ‘Day to Day’ project to create a collage of rhythms and harmonies, recorded and live performance. It’s this unique musical soundscape that he and his quintet bring to the Black Swan.

This concert is a co-promotion with GemArts.

Tickets are available from the Jazz Café (0191 222 9882), Reflex CD (0191 260 3246) or online from