Kolkata Residency

In partnership with The English Folk Dance and Song Society and Banglanatak dot com, we developed a week-long music residency during February 2013.

The UK musicians selected to participate in this project were English banjo player Dan Walsh, Scottish fiddler Patsy Reid, Welsh harpist and chanteuse Georgia Ruth Williams, and singer and English clog dancer Hannah James. They met and worked with two musicians from India, including sarangi player Suhail Yusuf Khan; two musicians from Pakistan, Shahid Hamid, a vocalist and Turab Ali Hashmi, a sitar player and two musicians from Bangladesh in a week-long exploration of each others music and traditions. This residency project was concluded by a work-in-progress performance for a select audience in Kolkata.

Find out more about the Folk Nations Project on the official Folk Nations website

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