Asian Music and Dance

The Bridge

The sitar concerto has had something of an emblematic status in the area of East-West ‘fusion’ music, ever since Ravi Shankar first showcased the form in his Concerto for Sitar and Orchestra of 1971.

15 March 2017

Issue-136, Review, Review - Music Performance

The King of Ghosts

For me, the Queen Elizabeth Hall has always resembled the interior of a vast spaceship. And tonight the audience was transported not to outer space but to a kind of parallel universe where shadowy ghosts from the forests of Bengal dance to the rhythm of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. 

23 June 2015

Issue-129, Review, Review - Music Performance

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