8th November at the Dome Studio Theatre: Spirit of Gravity presents the Music of Benares


Led by sitar maestro Pandi Shivnath Mishra and accompanied by his son Deobrat Mishra also on sitar with his great nephew tabla player Prashant Mishra, Music of Benares perform their unique thumri style of raga in this UK debut concert.

The performance will involve traditional Indian Classical Music from the musicians of Benares, probably a raga and a dhun. It will also include brief collaborations with Spirit of Gravity members Geoff Reader, Howard Spencer, Andrew Greaves and Chris Cook, focusing on drone and tala.

The musicians were brought to the UK by SoG Life President Chris Cook, with the assistance of the Arts Council, Dan Powell, and MP Caroline Lucas who helped with obtaining visas. In addition to the concert, the Benares trio will be involved in workshops with Bela Emerson’s Open Strings cello group, the Stay Up late musicians, and students from two universities and schools.

For more details and to book tickets, go to the Dome website at http://brightondome.org/event/8017/music_of_benares/

Sunday 8th November | 7.30pm | £10 (£8 concessions)
Tickets from the Dome Box office 01273 709709
@ The Dome Studio Theatre, New Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1UG