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Stroud, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2001 | SELF

Stroud, United Kingdom | SELF
Established on Jan, 2001
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The best kept secret in music


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Samswara - Jon Sterckx (tabla) & Ricky Romain (sitar) - have been playing together for over 14 years, developing their dynamic performances and spontaneous, playful musical dialogues through which they journey from slow, meditative melodies through to fast and highly detailed exciting rhythmical interplay. Samswara were performers at the National celebration of British Asian Live Arts in 2008 and were voted 'Best Group' in the MTM South West & South Wales Asian & Ethnic Minorities Awards 2014.

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" . . .The brilliant sitar of Ricky Romain in duet with Jon Sterckx's tabla wizardry was a first class example of musicians "playing off" each other, their evident joy never becoming indulgent, and never compromising the aims of the music. . . ." – Colin Sell, BBC Radio 4.

" a mesmerising sitar & tabla performance by Ricky Romain & Jon Sterckx". Plymouth South Asian Society.

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