Bombay Talkies and Asian Arts Agency presents Devi: classic Indian cinema with live score, celebrating 101 years of Indian Cinema.
Talvin Singh, one of the most influential figures in British Asian music, celebrates 101 years of Indian cinema with this blend of film and live music. The Mercury Prize-winner and master of the tabla has assembled a cross-cultural line-up of superb musicians to improvise a new score to the iconic Indian arthouse classic Devi (1960). Exploring and extending key elements of the film’s original soundtrack, the musicians riff and reinvent the score in a potent blend of classical Indian and contemporary music. Devi (Goddess) is a seminal work by Satyajit Ray who has achieved iconic status in India and is acknowledged as one of the most significant film-makers of the 20th century.
Talvin and Roopa also perform a classical set as a special feature to engage the audience with the synergy of their instruments and traditional repertoire. The evening is rounded off with a finale performed to selected still images from this epic masterpiece of a film.
Pavilion Dance – Ocean Room
Friday 10 October, 7.30pm
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Talvin Singh photographed by Caitlin Mogridge