Dr Mukul Acharya accompanied on percussion and vocals at the Whitworth, Manchester – #NewNorthSouth

  • Saturday | 03.02.18
  • 2.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester

A performance of Indian classical ragas on vocals, presented with a Western classical music structure. Here, we explore what happens when Eastern and Western musics are fused and how this fusion has gone on to influence popular Indian film music. The programme begins with a discussion on the basics of Indian Classical Music and includes the concept of a raga – the basis of Indian classical music, which could be compared to a scale in Western music.

The programme includes a performance of a selection of pieces based upon the raga, and will be accompanied by percussion, playing a rhythm piece called “Taal”, composed of a fixed number of beats that form one cycle.

New North and South
This show is part of New North and South – a three year programme of co-commissions, exhibitions and intellectual exchange to celebrate shared heritage across continents and develop artistic talent, produced by a new network of eleven arts organisations from across the North of England and South Asia.

The New North and South network, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence programme, will bring prominence to the work of leading Bangladeshi, Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan and UK artists and include new artistic commissions, exhibitions and performances in Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool and in Colombo, Dhaka, Lahore, Karachi and Kochi.