Live Preview: Bombay Jazz Cafe

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Music is a gift, one that should be shared and enjoyed by all, regardless of the disabilities that hold us back.

That is why, to support those that work to stop the suffering of children in India, Bombay Jazz Cafe will be making donations to a music school for blind children using all profits from their upcoming show at Coalition.

The pioneer of Asian-Electronic music in the UK, Talvin Singh, will be joined by acclaimed talent Soumik Datta for an “intimate master class in classical Indian music”.

Talvin, with classically trained Zitar player Niladri Kumar, has just released a new album and has been touring the world for the last two years. An inspirational artist and a breathtaking performer Singh draws in audiences and engages with each member as though they were the only person in the room.

Established composer and Sarod player Soumik Datta has collaborated with artists like Beyonce and Jay-Z, composed the soundtrack for “Life Goes On”; a Bollywood movie set in the UK, and performed at various festivals across the world. Datta draws influences for his sound from many genres including Jazz, Blues, and French Hip Hop.

The creators of Bombay Jazz Cafe state that they want to “capture the moment for the artist, for the audiences, for ourselves. We want to create a different world for our listeners”. Their aim is to bring traditional Indian music with a contemporary spin to audiences that wouldn’t have heard it before, and to inspire fresh young talent. “It’s also important for us to support those in need in Indian” they say.

Talvin Singh and Soumik Datta will perform a vibrant, personal set for the audience and for VIP ticket holders that will also receive an exclusive Bombay Jazz Cafe CD as well as being seated in front of the stage.

Tickets cost between £12 and £14 in advance and tickets bought on the door cost up to £16. A limited number of VIP seated tickets are available for £20. Remember, it’s all for a very worthy cause.

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