Easter Ragas


By Amit Roy An exceptionally rich festival of classical and contemporary Indian music is being put on by Tara Arts in partnership with the Sama Arts Network from April 6-8, 2018. Mehtab Malhotra Over the three days, some 50 musicians are expected to perform at the Tara Theatre in Tooting, south London. Once upon a time, almost all classical musicians arrived either from India or Pakistan but, according to Jay Visvadeva, Sama’s founder, a number of talented British Asian musicians have made their mark in recent years. They include Roopa Panesar (sitar), Mehtab Malhotra (Ghazal), Abi Sampa (Qawwali, Carnatic and…

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