Thursday 12 June 2014

Gig Preview: Arun Ghosh at Holmfirth Festival, June 14th

Saturday June 14th
Holmfirth Civic Hall

Clarinettist and composer Arun Ghosh features in this years Holmfirth Arts Festival with his quintet, performing music from his recent South Asian Suite and other original Indo-Jazz works.

From the Holmfirth Arts Festival website...

Arun Ghosh brings his trademark and renowned Indo-jazz sound to Holmfirth, combining Bengali folk music, qawwali, Sufi stomp, Nepalese song and the trance-like music of Sri Lanka. The British-Asian clarinettist and composer is a leading light on UK and international jazz scenes, captivating audiences and critics with his passionate and dynamic performance style, eloquent musical expression and a healthy dose of rock ‘n’ roll spirit.

Tonight’s show features a performance of Ghosh’s Indo-jazz chamber work, A South Asian Suite. Released as an album last autumn, this mesmeric and enchanting six-movement suite is inspired by the music, landscape and people of the Indian subcontinent, viewed from Ghosh’s unique perspective. Pieces from Ghosh’s acclaimed albums Northern Namaste and Primal Odyssey, plus euphoric live favourites, comprise the second half.

Tickets can be booked through the Holmfirth Arts Festival website.

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