Past Event

Talvin Singh’s Bombay Talkies

Sat 1 Feb 2014

Talvin Singh tabla
Roopa Panesar sitar
Meg-Rosaleen Hamilton
Zosia Jagodzinska cello
Chiranjib Chakraborty vocal

One of the most influential figures in British Asian music, Talvin Singh, celebrates 100 years of Indian cinema with this blend of film and live music. The Mercury Prize-winner and master of the tabla has assembled a cross-cultural line-up of superb musicians to improvise new, contemporary scores for iconic Indian art-house classic Devi (1960).

Exploring and extending key elements of the films' original soundtrack, the musicians riff and reinvent the score in a potent mix of classical Indian and Western sounds. Devi (Goddess) is a seminal work by Satyajit Ray, who has achieved iconic status in India and is acknowledged as one of the most significant film-makers of the 20th century.