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Hemispheres 4 | Eastwinds


Praashekh Borkar Duo
Supported by Abobo Tracks

Friday 28 April 2017
The exciting fourth instalment of our Hemispheres Music of the World Series will take place over two special nights in late April.

Join us on Friday, April 28 for a journey through eastern and jazz modalities in an exhilarating night of East Meets West music with Eastwinds.
Eastwinds comprise an exceptionally pure-toned singer from Estonia, a virtuoso of the ney flute and frame drummer from Iran, an equally astonishing beat-boxing didgeridooist from Japan, a veteran multi-string instrumentalist from the UK and an Australian reedman, composer and creator of uncountable reed and woodwind instruments. With their exquisite melodies, sophisticated rhythms and the vocals of a songbird, Eastwinds takes you to other landscapes and a new geography of sound…

Sharing the evening with Eastwinds is a superb young sarod player from Pune, India Praashekh Borkar, playing in duet with Malaysian-born tabla maestro, Vick Ramakrishnan. Praashekh is one of his county’s outstanding younger generation musicians, born into a musical family of sarod masters, including his father and younger brother. Praashekh has reinvented the traditional North Indian sarod, creating a smaller amplified version he terms the Esarod. He will feature both the traditional and modern incarnations of this instrument in this concert.