Monday 08 May 2017 -
19:00 to 22:30

As part of UK/UAE 2917, Ninja Tune artist Sarathy Korwar is coming to the UAE for the first time. 

In this special concert at The Fridge, Sarathy will be joined on stage by two of UAE’s musical veterans, Jordanian Oud player Kamal Musallam and Aaron Kim (aka Tacit). 

Yumtingz will also be serving food in the avenue from 7:00pm!

  • Tickets: 50AED via and on the door
  • Doors open: 7:30pm
  • Show starts: 8:00pm

About the residency

The UK has one of the most diverse and innovative music scenes in the world. From indie, dubstep, folk, soul to electro and everything in between, British music reaches an international audience.

Sarathy Korwar has been selected from a strong shortlist of musicians, nominated by independent experts, to undertake this residency in the UAE. Reflecting the cutting edge music scenes of both countries, the immersive programme has a particular focus on the places where music, media, technology and other art forms combine to inspire experimental and audio-visual work of all kinds. 

“I feel incredibly honoured and grateful for this opportunity to spend time collaborating with musicians/artists in the UAE. I’m looking forward to creating new music that embraces a complex and composite identity and challenges pre-existing ideas of traditional contemporary music”. Sarathy Korwar

About the artist

Born in the US, Sarathy Korwar grew up in Ahmedabad and Chennai in India. He began playing tabla aged 10 but was drawn to the American music that he heard on the radio. At 17 Sarathy studied tabla under the tutelage of Rajeev Devasthali, translating his skills to the Western drum kit and playing as a session musician. He then moved to London, where he trained as a classical tabla player under the guidance of Sanju Sahai and graduated with a MMus in Performance from SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies).

In 2015 Sarathy was awarded the Steve Reid Innovation Award to make his debut album. The award included a talent development bursary from PRS Foundation and mentoring from the Steve Reid Foundation’s trustees: Four Tet, Floating Points, Gilles Peterson, Koreless and Nick Woodmansey (Emanative). His debut album ‘Day To Day’ fuses traditional folk music of the Sidi community in India (combining East African, Sufi and Indian influences) with jazz and electronics.

Korwar will be joined at the Fridge performance by Jordanian Oud player Kamal Musallam, known for fusing the disparate worlds of jazz and traditional Arabic music, and Aaron Kim (aka Tacit), a classically trained Cellist turned into distinguished electronic musician.

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