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AKDC band - Indo Jazz

Time: November 20, 2022 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: MAAD, 4 Coburg Road, London N22 6UJ
Website or Map: https://www.musicglue.com/kar…
Event Type: jazz, music, live
Event Added By: Collage Artspaces
Latest Activity: Nov 16, 2022

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Café Kathak - Launched last year at Café Oto, the AKDC band brings improvisational Kathak rhythms to blend with Jazz instruments to create a new never heard before sound to Indo Jazz.

Intricate footwork performed by the critically acclaimed kathak artist** Amina Khayyam** to the complex mathematical patterns of Debashish Mukherjee’s tabla, and layered by vocals by Sohini Alam, cello by Iain McHugh, sitar by Jonathon Mayer, and vocalised parhants by Jane Chan.

A critically acclaimed performer, choreographer and dance theatre maker, Amina Khayyam began her Kathak dance training with Alpana Sengupta in Croydon progressing to professional level with Sushmita Ghosh at The Bhavan (London) under whose guidance she made her professional debut at the Purcell Room, Southbank.....

Debasish Mukherjee is among the leading tabla players to have emerged from the great musical hub of Calcutta. He trained with the doyen of the legendary Benares gharana, Pandit Kishan Maharaj, as well as with his father Pandit Kanai Mukherjee and with his father’s Guru, Pandit Nanku Maharaj, for over two decades from 1976....

As a vocalist, Sohini Alam has worked on music for dance, theatre, and film. She is the lead singer of the bands Khiyo, Lokkhi Terra and has performed internationally on stage, radio, and television. Sohini is trained primarily in Nazrul Sangeet but has since branched out into folk, Rabindra Sangeet and contemporary music....

Iain McHugh is a Cellist born and trained in Scotland. Iain studied Cello at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under Robert Irvine and Rudi De Groote and in 2013, he joined the Roslin String quartet. Iain has performed premieres in a number of different events festivals across Scotland including: Against All Things Ending (Simon Smith); Game (Claire McCue) at The Cottier Chamber Project; many new works in the RCS PLUG festivals...

Jonathan Mayer is currently one of the most versatile sitarists in the world, having studied both Indian and western music. He has composed extensively for many genres including jazz, Indian, dance & symphonic writing.....

Jane Chan is a choreographer and dance artist trained in Chinese classical, Chinese folk, contemporary, ballet, wing chun and kathak who works in the intersections of choreography, performance, teaching and change instigation. Jane is a member of AKDC since 2014....

*Doors open 5pm, performance from 6pm. * Venue: McQueens Theatre, 4 Coburg Road, London N22 6UJ Nearest tube/rail: Wood Green (tube); Alexandra Palace (rail).

Please book a ticket in advance.

Tickets £5-10

Fresh Air Ventilation System is installed throughout the premises.

The gig is presented by Collage Arts Karamel N22 Sessions and ZeroClassikal.

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