Arkestra Makara, a Pan-Asian chamber orchestra led by Arun Ghosh are performing at The Albany on Sunday 24 November, as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival.
Driven by a cross-continental swirl of gongs, percussion, lutes and harps, Arkestra Makara perform brand new compositions, and works forged from re-imagined traditional forms.
Originally created as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad celebrations, the Arkestra bring together musical and cultural influences from Japan to China via Singapore, Malaysia and the Indian Subcontinent, whilst injecting a heavy dose of contemporary London beats.
Nao Masuda (Japan) - taiko drums, chromatic chime bars, Indian and Tibetan temple bells
Mico (Japan) - vocals, accordion & electronica
Keiko Kitamura (Japan) - koto and bass koto
Ganga Thapa (Nepal) - sarod
Liz Chi Yen Liew (Singapore/Malaysia) - violin & electric liquin
Sarah Chi Shang Liew (Singapore/Malaysia) - violin, erhu & jinghu
plus Ghosh's house band featuring Chris Williams (alto saxophone), Liran Donin (double bass), Rastko Rasic (percussion) and Pat Illingworth (drums).
Not to be missed!
The Albany Deptford,
Douglas Way, London SE8 4AG
Tickets £8 - £14