A creative residency that allows UK-based percussionist Sarathy Korwar to work in collaboration with students and UAE-based artists to create new music and reach a new international audience.
In partnership with British Council, PRS Foundation, NYUAD Music Program, and The Arts Center.
As part of the residency, Sarathy Korwar will perform at Hekayah | The Story on Tuesday, Dec 5.
About Sarathy Korwar.
Born in the US, Sarathy Korwar grew up in Ahmedabad and Chennai in India. He began playing tabla aged 10 but was drawn to the American music that he heard on the radio.
At 17 Sarathy studied tabla under the tutelage of Rajeev Devasthali, translating his skills to the Western drum kit and playing as a session musician. He then moved to London, where he trained as a classical tabla player under the guidance of Sanju Sahai and graduated with a MMus in Performance from SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies).
In 2015 Sarathy was awarded the Steve Reid Innovation Award to make his debut album. The award included a talent development bursary from PRS Foundation and mentoring from the Steve Reid Foundation’s trustees: Four Tet, Floating Points, Gilles Peterson, Koreless, and Nick Woodmansey (Emanative). His debut album Day To Day fuses traditional folk music of the Sidi community in India (combining East African, Sufi, and Indian influences) with jazz and electronics.
Further information on specific performances will be announced closer to the time.
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