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Prof Denis Noble says "Who is Denis?". In conversation with Ahmed Kaysher

Prof Denis Noble (Denis Noble - Wikipedia), a celebrated professor of Oxford University and the man "who mapped the heart", rightly dubbed by John Crace (The man who mapped the heart | Academic experts | The Guardian) says " Who is Denis? If you seperate my brain which consists of molecules, protiens and say, this is Denis, is that really me at all?" 

In a profound philosophical conversation with Saudha director poet Ahmed Kaysher, Denis continues "My argument with Richard Dwakins is - man can't be determined just as  the summation of molecules, genes and proteins. This is a process that drives the molecules in rhythms and order."

The world-leading biologist Denis Noble actually brought the idea of humanity and human-emotions into empirical biology. The full interview that covers his interest in early European Music, Trobador, Buddhism and a broad-range of subjects can be watched below: 

Prof Denis Noble in Conversation with Ahmed Kaysher | On Troubadour Vaishnavism Early European Music - YouTube

Prof Denis Noble says "who is Denis?" | Biology & Philosophy | Conversation with Kaysher on Trobador - YouTube

Venue: From Jun 16, 2022 to Jun 29, 2022 in University of Oxford

"So happy to be back at Royal Albert Hall through Saudha' - says Shapla Salique

From Jul 13, 2022 to Jul 13, 2022 in Royal Albert Hall, London.

After a world-tour with Nitin Sawhney, the finest British Bengali singer of this generation Shapla Salique is joining Saudha's avant garde fusion concert Re-interpretation of Frida Kahlo through Indian classical music at  Royal Albert Hall happening on  Wednesday 13 July at 7pm (Door-Open).

 

In her reaction, Shapla Salique says "I am so happy to be back at such a world-famous venue that I absolutely love the Royal Albert hall. I am also very excited and honoured to be a part of Saudha's event for the first time."

 

She says "I am a huge fan of incredible Frida Kahlo  and her work. She is not only an important figure in art-history but also a symbol of strength, equality and originality. I am really excited for this very unique and special event."

 

Directed by poet Ahmed Kaysher, this breath-taking hypnotic production also features a leading Tabla maestro Pt Sanju Sahai, the finest Bengali singer of this generation Shapla Salique, an acclaimed spoken-word artist Shree Ganguly and an award-winning film-maker Makbul Chowdhury.

 

Link for the ticket:

Saudha - Frida Kahlo Through Indian Classical Music | Royal Albert Hall — Royal Albert Hall

 

"Performing for Saudha and Royal Albert Hall is a bliss" Says Vidushi Kala Ramnath

From Jul 13, 2022 to Jul 13, 2022 in Royal Albert Hall.

After a world-tour with world's top percussionist Ustad Zakir Hussain, the world's finest Hindustani violinist Vidushi Kala Ramnath is joining Saudha's ground-breaking concert Re-interpretation of Frida Kahlo through Indian classical music at one of the world's iconic art-venues in London Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 13 July at 7pm (Door-Open). 

In a brief reaction, Kala Ramnath says "It's an enormous privilege to perform for one of the world's finest and the most iconic art venue Royal Albert Hall after quite a few years and it's equally a great pleasure and an absolute bliss to perform for one of the leading Indian classical music promoters as well as one of my favourite world-music platforms in the UK, Saudha Society of Poetry and Indian Music." 

She says, "I am so excited to come from the USA, just to join and create a new musical interpretation of one of my all time favourite painters Frida Kahlo. I am sure the concert will leave a noticeable mark in the history of  art-interpretation with another complementing art form". 

Further she adds "Those who live in the UK and love both arts as well as profound music or love my violin recital, this is a must for all of you and look forward to meeting you all on Wednesday 13 July at Royal Albert Hall". 

 

Directed by poet Ahmed Kaysher, this breath-taking hypnotic production also features a leading Tabla maestro Pt Sanju Sahai, the finest Bengali singer of this generation Shapla Salique, an acclaimed spoken-word artist Shree Ganguly and an award-winning film-maker Makbul Chowdhury

Link for the ticket: 

Saudha - Frida Kahlo Through Indian Classical Music | Royal Albert Hall — Royal Albert Hall

Re-interpretation of Frida Kahlo through Indian Classical Music

From Jul 13, 2022 to Jul 13, 2022 in Royal Albert Hall, London.

 

Wednesday 13 July 2022; door opens at 7pm for starting at 7.30pm 

An avant-garde, collaborative fusion of painting and music, a reinterpretation of Mexican surrealist painter Frida Kahlo's melancholic universe of art being vivified through breath-taking, visceral presentation of Indian classical music.

 

Directed by poet Ahmed Kaysher, this hypnotic presentation is featuring the world's foremost Hindustani classical violinist Vidushi Kala Ramnath, leading Tabla player Pt Sanju Sahai, the finest Bengali singer of this generation Shapla Salique, an acclaimed spoken-word artist Shree Ganguly and an award-winning filmmaker Makbul Chowdhury (digital content).

 

The door opens at 7pm and the concert starts at 7.30pm at Elger Room of the Royal Albert Hall.

 

Detail info: www.royalalberthall.com

 

 

 

Ticket link:

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/re-interpretation-of-frida-kahlo-through-indian-classical-music-tickets-347109191937

 

Verses and Voices Against Violence and War

Sunday 24 April at 5pm

Rich Mix London, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

Satuday 28 May 2022 at 6.30pm

West Oxford Community Centre

 Botley Road, Oxford, OX2 0BT

 

 

Saudha Society of Poetry and Music  in partnership with a global literary platform La Ninfa Eco is hosting this extra-ordinary event of a wide range of performances to protest the war, the rise of fascism, violence and brutality through Arts Music Dance Literature and other art forms.

 

As a way of artists' responses to the war between Russia and Ukraine, the event will feature performances, insightful and analytic presentations from well-known musicians, poets, writers, filmmakers, theatre-practitioners, academics, painters, dancers, from different cultural traditions.

Curated by poet and the director of Saudha Ahmed Kaysher, the event is showcasing performances by acclaimed musicians - Kevin Davy, Domenico Angarano, Helen Anahita Wilson, Samia Malik, Rohan Roy, Isuru Perera, Anand Sundaram (Mohan Veena), Juber Akhtar Sohel, Laboni Barua, Nandita Mukherjee, and many; prominent writers and spoken-word artists John Farndon, David Lee Morgan, Stephen Watt, Jah-Mir Early, Amy Neilson Smith, Sian Thomas, Nicki Heinen, Michelle Madsen, Poppy Shahnaz, Tanjina Nur E Siddique, Urmee Mazhar, Zaki Rezwana Anwar, Arzo Naubahar. Sonia Quintero, Mona Dash, Shamsuzzoha, Marcia Mar, Noor Zaheer, Shafqat Parveen, Hugo Barton, Peter Culshaw and many; extra-ordinary dancers -Mercedes Avila Caballero, Aritri Kundu, Sharmishtha Pandit, Esha Chakravarty Bhattacharjee, Sohel Ahmed, Prerona Mondal, Supty Paul; as well as a social, political and cultural change-makers that include Julliet Makhapila, Kumar Murshid, Jasmin Chowdhury and Aser El Saqqa and others

The event will be touring to Oxford, Birmingham, Leeds and other big cities.

 

This is a free event but the seat needs to be confirmed through eventbrite ticket.


Venue: From Apr 24, 2022 to Jul 10, 2022 in Rich Mix and other venues in London, Oxford, Leeds, Birmingham and other cities