28 Jun 2014 | 13:00 until 15:00
The Bridgewater Hall
Rhythm Yatra, meaning ‘rhythmic journey’, is presented by a leading ensemble of percussionists who are harnessing the power of Indian percussion in exciting new ways. Using intricate rhythm patterns and intuitive and spontaneous interplay between members, the ensemble draws audiences into a world of sound which is at once thrilling and mesmerising. By combining Indian and world music percussion, they create a captivating sound and a unique concert experience.‘Rhythm Yatra was an unforgettable trip. A journey through the sense and the intercultural roots which make us what we are. Memorable!’ – Pedro Calado, Programa Escothas
Prathap Ramachandra, Kousic Sen, Pirashanna Thevarajah and Asaf Avidan are experts in their respective percussion fields.
Pirashanna Thevarajah Mridangam & Kanjira
Pirashanna Thevarajah is an extremely versatile percussionist, he has great command over various percussion instruments especially Mridangam, Kanjira, Ghatam and Morsing. He has performed with many classical and contemporary artists such as Pandit Ravi Shankar, Prof.T.V. Gopalakrishnan, Mandolin U. Shrinivas, Ganesh & Kumaresh, Anoushka Shankar, Talvin Singh, Karsh Kale, to name a few, and has performed across Europe, India, Canada, and America in many prestigious venues and festivals.
Prathap Ramachandra Gatham & Mridangam
Born in Bangalore, Prathap began his training with his brother Prakash, and later with K.N. Krishnamurthy. Since his youth, Prathap has been playing regularly for TV, radio, concerts and festivals around the world, together with renowned artists. His collaborations in fusion music and dance projects is a constant, and he is always looking for inspiration and innovation.
Kousic Sen Tabla
Born in Kolkata, Kousic studied with the late master Pandit Vishwanath Bose, and later with his son Pandit Kumar Bose. He has been playing internationally for for the last 25 years together with some of the major names in Indian classical usic and other world genres. The winner of several tabla competitions, Kousic pertisipates regularly in international festivals and fusion music projects.
Asaf Sirkis Western Drums
Tickets: £12/£10 concessions
Box Office: 0844 907 9000
Box office information
Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3WS
0844 907 9000