49 Strings | Stringed Instruments of India

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7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
SOAS University of London
BGLT (Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre)
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On their first ever UK tour, 49 Strings brings together five exceptionally talented musicians from India and Europe.

Their blend of violin, cello, sarangi, and kamaicha, alongside Rajasthani percussion and voice, creates a mesmerizing musical tapestry. Within the classical quartet framework, they ignite creative synergy they blend Western and Indian influences, merging North Indian Ragas, South Indian Talas, and Rajasthani Folk Tunes.

  • Indian cello: Saskia De Haas-Rao (New Delhi)
  • Indian violin: Ambi Subramaniam (Bangalore)
  • Kamaicha: Dara Khan Manganiyar (Hamira)
  • Sarangi: Ikhlas Khan Langa (Jodhpur)
  • Percussion: Latif Khan Manganiyar (Hamira)
  • Production: Maghenta and SOAS Concert Series

With the support of: City of Ghent, Bozar, Asian Arts Agency, SOAS University Library