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Thu, 29 Jun


Brighton and Hove

Hues Of Imagination + Dina & Polina

Anatolian kamancha fiddle player Melisa Yıldırım and Indian tabla player Swarupa Ananth create musical magic

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Hues Of Imagination + Dina & Polina
Hues Of Imagination + Dina & Polina

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29 Jun 2023, 19:00 – 23:00

Brighton and Hove, 1 Holland Rd, Hove, Brighton and Hove, Hove BN3 1JF, UK

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Anatolian kamancha fiddle player Melisa Yıldırım and Indian tabla player Swarupa Ananth created musical magic when they met in early 2022 during a residency in Florida and recorded a spontaneous album in one take, now released as ‘Hues of Imagination’. This month, the duo meet for the first time since that session to reconnect on stage as musical soulmates to explore where improvisation and inspiration takes both them and the audience.  “Splendid… remarkable improvisations … Hues Of Imagination, reveals the power of music to connect people beyond time and tradition.” World Music Central

Melisa graduated from Conservatory of Music at Istanbul Technical University with first class honours. She has performed at London’s Barbican Centre as a solo artist and has participated in the British Council’s Women of the World Festival with the Yazz Ahmed Quartet. Her styles and influences range from Sufi music to Anatolian folk, as well as Iranian genres and contemporary world music.  Swarupa Ananth is a bold young Indian percussionist and producer, who was ranked in the ‘Forbes India 30 under 30 list’. She has been a prolific entertainer from a young age, mentored by percussion mastersf Ustad Allarakha & Zakir Hussain. Her debut album Raagatronic with collaborator Shriram Sampath reached #1 on the iTunes India charts and she has performed with her group Filter Coffee at Southbank Centre, Glastonbury Festival as well as at the Brunswick Hove.  Dina & Polina Support comes from Brighton-based Ukrainian singer-songwriter Dina Shenderetska and Siberian flautist Polina Loubnina, who has been a music lecturer at the College of the Arts in Windhoek, Namibia where she was also a member of the Namibian National Symphony Orchestra.

Promoted by Best Foot Music and Kazum.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Doors open time 7pm First act stage time 7.30pm Advance ticket price  £10 plus booking fee / / Door price £12.50

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