Sounds of the East and West meet in a one-off double bill of music from some of the best female musicians in the UK

On Saturday 29 September at 7.30pm, Kala Sangam presents a Music Double Bill featuring Tapp and zerOclassikal. The evening will transport audiences to the boundary where Western and Eastern music blend – to hear classical music in a new light.

Jazz North Northern Line artists for 2018-19, Täpp are passionate about bringing classical music into the modern age. Having trained at the Royal Northern College of Music, Rebekah Reid and Polly Virr play the violin and cello through electronic technology such as loop pedals to create unique and original music. The duo boasts a distinctive sound influenced by their love of classical music, minimalism, electronic dance, jazz, folk and world music.

ONE is the latest work from zerOclassikal and features an instrument that is a mainstay of classical South Indian music, a stringed lute called a veena. In ONE, Mithila Sarma experiments with an ensemble of vainikas (veena players) exploring and pushing the limits of the instrument’s unique bass tones, multi-octave sounds and rich gamakas (ornamented notes). Alongside Mithila the performance features Shyla Shanmugalingam and Pradeepa Sivasanthiran with percussion by Abhiram Sahathevan.

Alex Croft, Creative Producer at Kala Sangam said: “This music double bill really showcases what Kala Sangam is about now – bringing different cultures together, offering platforms for exciting female artists and supporting musicians who are taking traditional, classical artforms and doing something new, fresh and exciting. I think it’s going to be a fantastic evening for anyone who loves their music!”

Join Kala Sangam on Saturday 29th September at 7.30pm, to hear classical music in a new way from some of the best female musicians in the UK. Tickets are £10 in advance and £12 on the door, so make to book in advance to make a saving at www.kalasangam.org/tapp-one or call 01274 303340.

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