Curated by: G5A in association with the British Council & Wales Arts International and Gatecrash
We begin the new year with a series of international music collaborations, that exemplify and reinforce the importance of innovation, creativity and collaboration in the field of contemporary art.
In January 2018, come experience the ‘Khamira’ premiere in Mumbai at the G5A Black Box.
A cross-cultural band that fuses Welsh Folk, Indian Classical, Jazz and Rock, Khamira will perform in Mumbai after the recently concluded, sold out concert at Hay Festival in Wales, UK.
This concert is curated and presented by the G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture, as a part of our World Roots Music Initiative that aims to safeguard and promote rich root legacies from around the world, in association with the British Council, Wales Arts International and Gatecrash, as part of the UK-India Year of Culture 2017.
While Jazz-Indian fusion music has long been experimented with by many, the inclusion of the traditional Welsh Folk to the mix is what sets Khamira apart!
Four of Wales' finest creative musicians join three of India's new wave of adventurous, genre-breaking artists to create Khamira.
Suhail Yusuf Khan's virtuosic Sarangi and vocals melds with Tomos Williams' understated trumpet, Vishal Nagar's tabla brings riveting rhythm with Mark O'Connor's drum kit, while Aditya Balani's soaring guitar solos are supported by Dave Jones' keyboard and Aidan Thorne's bass.
It was in November 2015, when Burum traveled to India and collaborated with three Indian artists, to create Khamira. (Khamira, is ‘Burum’ in Hindi, which means ‘yeast’)
In 2016, the band recorded their debut album in the remote Welsh hills at Red Kite Studios, Llanwrda near Llandovery, Wales, which was released in May 2017 to widespread acclaim.
In 2017, Khamira showcased at the Seoul Music Week, South Korea and were awarded prestigious funding to tour both Wales and India as part of the British Council UK-India Year of Culture 2017.
Khamira's music is somewhere between the cinematic scope of the Pat Metheny Group and the grunge funk of Miles Davis' 70s band, intertwined with melancholic Welsh folk music and Indian classical virtuosity.
Limited seats available! Get your passes on BookMyShow.
The pass includes one complimentary beer.
Beverage partner: Kingfisher Ultra
Age Limit: 16 and above
Doors open at 20:30
About the artist
Khamira consists of Welsh Jazz-Folk band Burum members Tomos Williams (trumpet), Dave Jones (piano), Aidan Thorne (bass) and Mark O’Connor (drums) with three Indian born musicians, Aditya Balani (guitar), Suhail Yusuf Khan (sarangi, vocals) and Vishal Nagar (tabla, vocals).
In 2016 the band recorded their debut album in the remote Welsh hills at Red Kite Studios, Llanwrda near Llandovery, Wales, which was released in May 2017 to widespread acclaim.
In 2017, Khamira showcased at the Seoul Music Week, South Korea and were awarded prestigious funding to tour both Wales and India as part of the British Council UK/India Year of Culture.
In May 2017, they undertook a comprehensive 9-date tour of Wales, culminating with a sold-out performance at the internationally renowned Hay Festival.
The Black Box
We request you to bring warm clothes as it gets chilly inside the Black Box as temperatures need to be controlled at optimum levels as per technical requirements
Food, beverages and water are strictly prohibited inside the Black Box. Please do not carry them in your bags either
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis
Please do come at least 15 minutes prior to the show and enjoy a good cup of coffee at PORT
No Late Entries will be allowed
Latecomers can only be allowed in at intermission or at an appropriate pause in the program and as per the instructions of the organizers