Traditional Carnatic Song Workshop & Performance with Asaf Sirkis

This song quartet is the latest innovation from Asaf Sirkis. Known for his use of world rhythms and eclectic instruments, has found a new passion for this traditional Indian song form. The programme for the set will be a workshop and discussion on Carnatic to be followed by a performance that will take you on an exciting journey to the heart of traditional south Indian Ragas and rhythms played by some of the UK's most well-known Indian musicians. The quartet in addition to the leader has three of the best known Carnatic performers.

Smt. Gayathri Ajai - veena, Shri Kirupakaran - mridangam; Prathap Ramachandra - ghatam, Asaf SIrkis, - percussion/konnakol 

£5 Students £2.50


Veena - It is an ancient musical instrument that evolved into many variations, such as luteszithers and arched harps. The many regional designs have different names such as the Rudra veena, the Saraswati veena, the Mohan veena and others.

Mridangam – It is a percussion instrument of ancient origin and it is the primary rhythmic accompaniment in a Carnatic music ensemble

Ghatam - It is a one of the most ancient musical instruments and is a clay pot with narrow mouth