Carnatic Connection. Jyotsna Srikanth & Bollywood Brass Band
The show features video sequences from the original films, synched to the live music.
Plus original compositions created by Jyotsna Srikanth with Kay and Sarha from Bollywood Brass Band, supported by PRS Foundation’s Women Make Music.
‘Punchy dhol drum rhythms, fiery trumpet and sax solos, plus the silky rich tones of Jyotsna’s violin. A rare and thrilling mix. Two new compositions to dramatic scenes from the 1948 film Chandralekha are super-spectacular when performed live” - Simon Broughton, London Evening Standard
‘An exhilarating combination of thunderous dhol drums, trumpets and trombones. The passion and sheer sense of fun were irresistible. The ensemble playing throughout pulled off the awkward trick of being simultaneously intricate yet relaxed. Exuberant solos…a backdrop of extravagant film clips. Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire formed a suitable rousing encore’ - Clive Davis, The Times
The Bollywood Brass Band’s latest album is yet another outstanding tour de force. With the help of Jyotsna Srikanth’s Karnatic violin, several of South India’s music gems are reimagined in brass with all the energy of an Indian wedding procession.
Civic and Cultural Quarter