Society of Poetry and Indian Music
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From Jan 15, 2024 to Jan 15, 2024 in ROYAL ALBERT HALL, LONDON.
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
Monday 15 January 2024 at 6pm (Door opens) Starts at 6.30pm
Medieval music & poetry of sensuality and erotic expression from Indian as well as other global traditions.
Following a sold out and critically-acclaimed production of Frida Kahlo – Through Indian classical music, Saudha, the Society of Poetry and Indian Music present another evening of ancient music and poetry in the Elgar Room.
Directed by poet Ahmed Kaysher, this hypnotic concert features fresh, new interpretations of erotic and sensual medieval music and literature from Indian and other global traditions. The music will be performed by leading interpreters of these rare genres, and accompanied by projections of ancient paintings and sculptures.
Artists include: leading interpreter of ancient Italian vocal music Ziazan, Chinese folk singer and guzheng (an ancient Chinese instrument) player Yijia Tu, Greece-based Lebanese-Canadian singer and multi-instrumentalist Lara Eidi, Indian classical singer Koyel Bhattacharya, Neapolitan troubadour singer Rossella Bondi, British-South Asian singers Gouri Chowdhury, Farzana Sifat, and Amith Dey, and Indian classical tabla player Kuntal Das, with poet and fictionist Shree Ganguly and Tanjina Nur-i Siddique performing spoken word.
From Jan 15, 2024 to Jan 15, 2023 in Royal Albert Hall.
SAUDHA: SONGS OF SRINGRAR AND SEDUCTION
Royal Albert Hall, London | Monday 15 January 2024 at 6.30pm.
Saudha Society of Poetry and Indian Music is returning to the world's iconic art-venue Royal Albert Hall for second time on Monday 15 January next year (2024).
Last year, Saudha's production called Frida Kahlo Through Indian Classical Music was sold out a month before the event at Royal Albert Hall and hugely appreciated by art-loving audiences, music critics and renowned ethno-musiclogists around the city.
Directed by Ahmed Kaysher, one of the finest violinists of this time Kala Ramnath joined there to render powerful and spiritual interpretation of painting and words.
A new art-initiative called SONGS OF SRINGAR AND SEDUCTION, a new interpretation of a few rare ancient music and literature on sensualty and erotic emotions, directed by Ahmed Kaysher and is being staged at the Elger Room of Royal Albert Hall.
Ahmed Kaysher, the director of the production says this is a fresh new take to look at as well as to make a fresh interllectual perception on few traditions of hypnotic medieval music of the world. This will be again a pioneering work to enjoy intellectually and a meditative session of music and spoken-words to be immersed by.
He says the audiences who follow Saudha's work or those that we haven't reached yet, need to block the day early in advance and buy ticket when it's available online to avoid disappointment in the last minute.
From Jul 14, 2024 to Oct 27, 2023 in Nehru Centre, University of Leeds, Harrogate Theatre.
Taste of Twilight
Directed by Poet T M Ahmed Kaysher, Taste of Twilight was launched at Senedd, the Welsh Parliament and now touring to Nehru Centre, London, University of Leeds (as part of its international concert series on 14 October ), Harrogate Theatre (27 October), as part of its international concert series, bringing a unique philosophical interpretation of #Twilight, cries and whisper through hypnotic presentation of Raag Marwa, Multani Sebastian Bach, haunting poetry by Walt Whiteman, Sylvia Plath, Dylan Thomas, Ahmed Kaysher and Shree Ganguly; visceral painting by one of the finest Russian landscape painter Isaac Levitan.
Nehru Centre, London
8 S Audley St, London W1K 1HF
Friday 14 July at 6.30pm
One of the finest interpreters of Indian vocal music of this time in India Srimati Koyel Bhattacharya and an emerging maestro of Indian classical Tabla tradition Kuntal Das are joining to perform this session along with a group of talented musicians, spoken-word artists and dancer.
University of Leeds | International Concert Series
University of Leeds,Woodhouse,LS2 9JT
Saturday 14 October at 5pm
6 Oxford Street,Harrogate,HG1 1QF
Friday 27 October at 7pm