The sublime sounds of India and Wales combine in this unique and exquisite collaboration that brings together the Indian Ghazal and Welsh folk traditions. The 6-piece Ghazalaw is led by Mumbai-based Tauseef Akhtar (harmonium, vocal) and singer-songwriter Gwyneth Glyn (guitar, vocal) from Cricieth, North Wales. Together, they weave the love poetry of their two ancient traditions together, and are joined by Ashish Jha (tabla), Manas Kumar (violin), Georgia Ruth (harp, vocals) and Sanjoy Das (guitar).
Performing at the International Kolkata Book Fair on 27 January 2015, Ghazalaw live are a spiritually inspiring and uplifting experience. Combining the Indian Ghazal and Welsh folk traditions evolving from ancient poetic forms, this performance will showcase the surprising affinities between these two cultures.
This project has been developed with the support of Wales Arts International, Arts Council Wales and Welsh Government, working in partnership with Air India.