From: Songlines Magazine [news_at_songlines_dot_co_dot_uk]

Sent: 02 May 2018 17:17

Subject: The 8th Songlines Encounters Festival begins this month


Tickets from only ú4.50 - now on sale! Join us from May 31 - June 6.

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Join us at London's Kings Place
May 31 - June 6

25% discount for Songlines subscribers*

This eighth year of Songlines Encounters Festival will be the most ambitious yet. With an unprecedented global spread, we have musicians, instruments and voices from Mali, Morocco, Madagascar, Mongolia, Syria, Finland, India and, of course, the UK. There's a Finnish Friday, Syrian Saturday and Indian Sunday. There are workshops and films too!

Keep up with all the action using hashtag #SonglinesEncounters.

*Quote code SONGLINES18 when ordering. This offer is limited to 30 tickets and excludes Online Saver tickets.




Encounters Podcasts

Interview with Tuuletar

Songlines Editor-in-Chief Simon Broughton interviews Tuuletar, a vocal folk-hop quartet, who are performing on Fri Jun 1.

Indian Time Unwrapped - Interview with Soumik Datta

Celebrated sarod player Soumik Datta returns to Kings Place in June as part of Songlines Encounters Festival to explore the seasons and time-cycles of North Indian music. Songlines magazine Editor-in-Chief Simon Broughton interviews Soumik about the seasons and time-cycles of North Indian music, ahead of his upcoming performance on Sun Jun 3.




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Indian Time Unwrapped

Sunday June 3

As part of Kings Place's year-long Time Unwrapped series, these Songlines Encounters concerts explore the concept of time in Indian music.


North India: Soumik Datta

Ragas for different times of the day, from morning until night, as well as different time-cycles or talas. Soumik Datta on sarod, Roopa Panesar on sitar and Shahbaz Hussain on tabla. As June is monsoon time, there's also a piece in the stormy ?Raga Malhar'.


South India: Srikanth & Ligeti Quartet

Violinist Jyotsna Srikanth performs South Indian composers from the 15th to the 20th century with South Indian percussionists. The second half features the UK premiere of her own Raga Seasons violin concerto depicting the six seasons of the Hindu calendar.








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