The Curve Slough, William St, Slough SL1 1XY
Ensemble led by the critically acclaimed Tabla Maestro Sanju Sahai and featuring versatile middle eastern percussionist Guy Schalom, sounds of the contemporary guitar by the skilled violinist Alice Barron, Sitarist and Vocalist Debipriya Sircar and North Indian classical dance Kathak by Jaymini Sahai.
Royal Docks, London
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The British Museum, Bloomsbury, London
Guy Schalom leads a 10-strong team of Japanese Taiko drummers alongside 20 singers and US violin virtuoso Sandy Cameron to perform Bear McCreary’s specially composed work for the London launch of Amazon’s long-awaited blockbuster series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth Street, Marylebone, London, NW8 8EH
‘Mezzaterra’, a song cycle of eight songs based on themes of culture and identity, was written in 2021 by Camille Maalawy and Mark Slater to explore Camille’s British-Egyptian heritage. Responding to sources from pharaonic hieroglyphs through to contemporary poetry via European art music and music for religious rituals, the result is a 30-minute piece fusing Arabic and European musical styles, both notated and improvisatory. The piece examines concepts of travel, wandering, being an outsider, a foreigner – issues that are as powerful and relevant today as they were in pharaonic times.