Collaborations

Sound Travels connects musicians and artists from within and without India. Below are a number of collaborations we’ve initiated or been involved with.

Vincent Ségal meets Lakha, Gewar, Firoz, Khete, Ranaram, Umar Farukh and Mehmoud

In January 2013, Mercury-Award winning musician-producers Susheela Raman and Sam Mills were asked to curate the opening music event at the Jaipur Literature Festival. They invited the incredibly creative and talented master of ‘cello, Vincent Segal from France to come and spend some time listening to and exchanging musical ideas with some of Rajasthan’s statesmen of music. Sound Travels chose and contacted musicians from various backgrounds to rehearse at the Anokhi Farm in Jaipur for a few days. The resulting concert was a sensitive, joyful collaboration in which each musician was given space to lead the rest of the group and foreground their talent.

Susheela Raman and Sam Mills with Kutle Khan, Rana Ram Bhil and Nathoo Lal Solanki

Sound Travels has arranged rehearsal spaces, visas, taxis, cups of tea and more to facilitate the most exciting international collaboration with Rajasthani musicians. Produced by Mercury Award Nominated Susheela Raman and her husband Sam Mills, this collaboration has toured India and appeared at Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Royal Festival Hall at South Bank, London.

Here they are performing with the Mian Miri Qawwals from Lahore

Duncan Bridgman from One Giant Leap with… countless musicians!

In January 2012, the One Giant Leap team landed up in Rajasthan and needed lots of musicians to work with, and quick! This was to be an awesome collaboration with at least twenty musicians on stage on the final night of the Jaipur Literature Festival 2012.

Read what Duncan had to say

Georgie Pope and Kayam Ali Kawa

Over the last four years harpist Georgie Pope and tabla and santaur player Kayam Ali Kawa have been performing together at private and public functions in India.

Here they are at TEDx Jaipur 2012 and Here they are at Morchang Studios in 2009

Rebecca Rose and Ramachandra Pulavar and family

In 2012-2013 Sound Travels organised a UK Arts Council-funded residency and collaboration between visual artist Rebecca Rose and a family of shadow puppeteers from Kerala who Georgie had met during one of her research trips.

Marisol Limon Martinez

Marisol with Piano
July 2013 will see pianist, singer and visual artist Marisol Limon Martinez joining Georgie Pope on a research tour in Delhi, North Rajasthan and Upper Assam funded by a Faculty Enrichment Travel Grant, The Trinity School, New York

Collaborations Sound Travel’s founder Georgie Pope was involved with when working for the Jodhpur RIFF (Rajasthan International Folk Festival)

Yuri Honing Trio (The Netherlands)
Mumford and Sons (UK)
Parno Grazst (Hungary)
Pete Lockett (UK)

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