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About me:
A walking testament to the success of multiculturalism" SONGLINES

"A VIRTUOSO" - The Times

"A Universal Musician" - Hermeto Pascual

He remains relatively anonymous, keeping his biographical
information to a minimum, dropping his surname and, I suspect, adopting a
new name altogether. A child of the world' - Verity Sharp, BBC Radio3 late Junction

RAVI: a brief history

Ravi has played kora (west-african harp) in his unique style since 1985; developed a stereo/electric/aluminium kora; released over fifteen albums; singer/songwriter, instrumentalist, composer and overtone singer as well as workshop leader; live & recording projects include: Neuneneu (Humanity) with the Mehenaku Amazonian indians and Marlui Miranda, Kora Colours, The Overtone Choir, The Afro-Indian Project, The Afro-Brazilian Project plus solo performances and a duet with Marlui Miranda

Perfomances have included:

Festivals: WOMAD, Festival Musicale del Mediterraneo, Glastonbury festival, Edinburgh International Harp Festival, Shetland, Belfast and Cork Folk Festivals, Glasgow Mayfest, Hull Jazz Festival, Lamer Tree, Cabo Verde Jazz Festival, Westport Art Festival, The Lizard and The Festival of World Cultures

Venues: Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Eden Project, British Library, Dartington Hall, Band on the Wall, Rosin Dubh, Connoly's of Leap, Wheelans (Dublin) and various arts centres (Garter Lane, Ucheldre, Bridport, Exeter, Mwldan)

Workshops: world music workshops (with a focus on overtone singing) and lectures at various insitutions and arts centres such as Colorado State University; Northfield College, Minneapolis (go to the workshops page for more)

Ravi's instruments and sounds:

kora, electric kora, berimbao, percussion, bells, gongs, singing bowls, ethnic flutes, djembe, congas, bongos, overtone singing (aka throat singing), programming, guitar, keyboards, bass, aeolian harp

Previous productions and commisions: over fifteen collaborations and solo albums, many of which Ravi engineered, plus TV and film music including music for "The World's Greatest Bank Robbery" for Tiger Aspect (with Craig Pruess), the BAFTA award winning Touching The Void and the documentary Love in Action (about Mother) Teresa and "Chakra Dance" for The School of Awakening
Instruments:
kora, guitar, flutes, berimbao, percussion etc
Influences:
hemeto pascual, messian, ethnic/indigenous, marlui miranda, miles davies, stevie wonder, beatles, sun ra,
Homepage:
http://www.ravi-art.co.uk

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At 8:03pm on July 2, 2014, Moisés Pérez Miguélez said…

Hi from Spain!

I sing with "MuOM, Barcelona Overtone Singing Choir" & we visit London & Wales at the end of this month! It'd be a genuine blessing for the group if you are able to attend an event or share the info with some of your contacts, if you feel inspired to do so.

Thank you & enjoy your week!
Moises

"MuOM, Barcelona Overtone Singing Choir" in concert:

Friday July 25th - 8:30pm
St. Peter’s Vauxhall Church
(amazing acoustics!)
Vauxhall Station
£10 online now / £13 door:
www.muom-london.eventbrite.co.uk

Saturday July 26th - 8:00pm
St. Ethelburga’s Centre for Peace & Reconciliation
("Listen to the World Concert Series")
Liverpool Street Station
£12 - please book online:
www.stethelburgas.org/events/performance

Sunday, July 27th - doors open 7:30pm
Llangollen Fringe Festival, Wales (closing concert)
(in the ruins of a spectacular abbey)
£7.50 - please book online:
www.llangollenfringe.co.uk/index.php/en/festival-2014/41-valle-crucis-abbey-muom

Facebook event page for all 3 concerts:
www.facebook.com/events/1437020716570919
(your click on "going" genuinely helps :)

video clips:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Avykxc9n1WY
(new, short clip) www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=691106300984279

 
 
 

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