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Sarathy Korwar - Indian artist on London's Ninja Tune

  • October 20, 2016

    Sarathy Korwar is a percussionist/composer born in the US, raised in India and now based in London. Sarathy has been trained as a classical tabla player under the guidance of Shri Rajeev Devasthali and Pandit Sanju Sahai, and is equally at ease on the tabla and drum-kit.

    Since moving to London, Sarathy has performed and collaborated with likes of jazz/improvised music legends Karl Berger and Ingrid Sertso, award winning instrumentalists Arun Ghosh, Shabaka Hutchings and Indian classical musicians such as Pt. Ajay Prasanna, Pt. Bhajan Sopori, Pt. Sanju Sahai and Padmashree Pt. Pratap Pawar. In 2015, he was invited to perform for the Dalai Lama at the Royal Opera House in London.

    In 2014 he was awarded with the Rajshekhar Parikh Fellowship for exceptional performance and outstanding promise in music from India.

    His first album Day To Day is due for release on Ninja Tune (8 July 2016) and features field recordings of Sidi musicians, who are descendants of African migrants in India.

  • October 20, 2016

    I'm listening to the first track Bhajan now. Really interesting, like an Eastern jazz