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The best kept secret in music


"press reveiws for RAVI"

Concert reviews:

From the review by Phil Meadley in The Independant July 06: "The term "world music" was invented for nights like this. Ravi's virtuoso kora playing "

In the hands of RAVI, the kora, as well as being gentle and hypnotic, can produce
power chords with the best of them. The effect is exciting Glasgow Herald

British-born kora player Ravi, delighted with his multi-ethnic aural tapestries The Scotsman

CD Reviews:

as rich and satisfying as the best from the ECM catalogue. Extraordinary. SONGLINES

an equally atmospheric, gentle and spellbinding blend fRoots

a listening delight Rock n Reel

a graceful flow Dirty Linen

hypnotically surreal pillow of sound The Insight

Highly recommended Classical Guitar Magazine

- various


go to www.ravi-art.co.uk



RAVI has been described as "A walking testament to the success of multiculturalism" by SONGLINES "A VIRTUOSO" by The Times, "A Universal Musician" by the godfather of Brazilian jazz, Hermeto Pascual and " A child of the world' by Verity Sharp of BBC Radio3 . Ravi has played kora (west african harp) since 1985; developed a stereo/electric/aluminium kora; released many albums recorded around the world with leading musicians and worked with Dr John, Nigel Kennedy, Jon Lord, Phil Manzanera and more ; apart from his band KORA COLOURS other live & recording projects include: "Neuneneu" (Humanity) with the Mehenaku Amazonian indians and Brazilian legend Marlui Miranda ; The Afro-Indian Project and solo performances

Perfomances have included: Festivals: WOMAD, Festival Musicale del Mediterraneo, Glastonbury festival, Edinburgh International Harp Festival, Shetland, Belfast and Cork Folk Festivals, Glasgow Mayfest, Hull Jazz Festival, Lamer Tree, Cabo Verde Jazz Festival, Westport Art Festival, The Lizard and The Festival of World Cultures

Venues: Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Eden Project, British Library, Dartington Hall, Band on the Wall, Rosin Dubh, Connoly's of Leap, Wheelans (Dublin) and various arts centres (Garter Lane, Ucheldre, Bridport, Exeter, Mwldan)

Workshops: world music workshops (with a focus on overtone singing) and lectures at various insitutions and arts centres such as Colorado State University; Northfield College, Minneapolis

view concert footage via myspace.com/koracolours