Kala Sangam 27th May 2019


John Ball, Vijay Venkat & Sarah Yaseen

Saturday 1 June – 7.30pm

Join Ruhaani for a stunning evening exploring the threads that connect Sufi folk music traditions with both North and South Indian classical music. Drawing on the sacred song forms of Qawaali, Nasheeds and Nath, their unique arrangements are not to be missed.

Trained under some of the greatest maestros of Carnatic music in India, Vijay Venkat is known for his exceptional talent with the flute, violin and the vichitra veena (an ancient Indian fret-less slide instrument).

Manchester based Sarah Yaseen’s soulful voice lends itself to spiritually inspiring performances that reflect her passion for the preservation of Sufi poetry.

World-Musician-in-Residence at the University of Sheffield, John Ball is a dedicated performer and teacher of North Indian music specialising in the tabla and santoor.

The majority of performances at Kala Sangam are now Pay What You Decide, which means you don’t have to pay until after you have seen a show!

We want to encourage more people to come and see shows at Kala Sangam, more often. Pay What You Decide not only allows you to pay what you can afford, rather than a fixed ticket price, but also removes the financial risk of buying a ticket for a show in advance without knowing whether you are going to enjoy it or not.

Tickets are available to book in advance as usual, but there is no obligation for you to pay until after you have seen the show. You can then decide on a price which you think is suitable based on your experience, which means if you haven’t enjoyed it at all, you don’t have to pay anything.

All money collected helps pay the artists who have performed, and we therefore hope you will give generously.

Please ensure you have arrived and collected your tickets 15 minutes before the show starts in order to secure your seats. At the end of the show, you can decide what to pay, either by cash or card on the door.

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