Past events: 2001/2002

This archive page is for reference only.

May 2001

Jagjit Singh: King of Ghazals - on tour throughout the UK

This tour featured a date in London's Royal Festival Hall.

Pictured above: Jagjit Singh

May/June 2001

Anoushka Shankar - on tour throughout the UK

A highlight of this season was a solo tour by Anoushka Shankar, daughter of Pandit Ravi Shankar, around the UK.

Pictured above: Anoushka Shankar

Other highlights

The 2001/2002 season kicks off at the Purcell Room in the Queen Elizabeth Hall at Southbank Centre in March 2002 with Beijing Opera and Pandit Ram Narayan on the sarangi. In May 2002, 'An evening of Indian classical music' featured a line-up of brilliant UK based instrumental soloists.

Collaborations featured strongly in our recent tours. They included our special Desert Music project feat. Afel Bocoum with some of the best musicians from Rajasthan and Mali; traditional dance and music from The Courts of Java ; a unique collaboration explored the musical connections between Greeks and Indians and a new tour with the highly acclaimed saxophanists Kadri Gopalnath and Evan Parker.

The final of these collaborations brought together for the first time the Asian Music Circuit & the African & Caribbean Music Circuit in a major project Africa and India in Conversation with acclaimed Pan African Orchestra from Ghana and the powerful all-women percussion group from India, Stree Shakti.

June 2002 sees the first UK tour by the internationally acclaimed group Wai from the South Pacific and July, another first UK tour by a group from Sunda/West Java the Jugala All Stars feat. Sabah Habas Mustapha.

Another focus towards the end of the year was the opening of a two-part series on Music Of The Mystics , presenting the mystical dimensions of music, featuring remarkable and rarely seen groups from India, Tibet, and China to be continued in 2003.