Music fuses two worlds

2018-05-15 06:00
Guy Buttery and Kanada Narahari

Guy Buttery and Kanada Narahari

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With a meeting of two very distinct creative minds united by their mutual curiosity in each other’s diverse musical worlds, Guy Buttery and Kanada Narahari bring India even closer to its well- established home in South Africa.

In production for over six months, the fusing of music from both of these rich and varied musical backgrounds is rooted in Buttery and Narahari’s progressive exploration of these worlds, bridging the gap, as well as reimagining the realms existing between Africa and India. These two virtuosi will be bringing this collaboration to Cape Town for the first time with concerts in the city centre as well in the outlying regions and on the Peninsula.

Dr Kanada Narahari was born in a small village along the Western Ghats in Karnataka, India. When he was just nine years old, Narahari enrolled to study Carnatic classical vocal and began to develop an interest in Hindustani classical music with a particular passion for the sitar.

In his early 20s he found solace at the feet of his mentor and teacher, Pandit Sanjeev Korthi. Whilst this powerful musical journey evolved, Narahari qualified as an Ayurvedic doctor. This then allowed him to experiment with the healing properties of classical music which he began to infuse into his therapeutic practice. Today, Narahari is widely regarded as a prominent music therapist and has evolved into a highly accomplished sitar player performing throughout India, Nepal and South Africa.

On the other hand, Guy Buttery has been described as something of a national treasure. As an internationally recognised musician, this multi-instrumentalist enjoys invitations to play sell-out performances around the globe. However, to simply label Buttery as one of South Africa’s musical phenoms would be an injustice. His international role has surpassed merely performing concerts to foreign audiences. It has evolved into one as an ambassador of South African music, inspiring people across the world with his homegrown style at the very heart of his talent and tenacity. Earlier this year, Buttery received the highest accolade for a musician in South Africa and was awarded the Standard Bank Young Artist Award. In almost four decades of honouring artists around the country with this award, this was the first time since its inception that it was presented to a musician outside of the classical realm.

Together, Narahari and Buttery bring a newfound gathering of these worlds, creating something uniquely their own whilst simultaneously drawing from their respective traditions. Expect high dynamics, delicate African-Indian inflections and virtuoso string playing of an entirely new order.

The concert details are as follows:

V Friday 18 May at the Slave Church, 40 Long Street, Cape Town City Centre, from 20:00. Tickets cost R120 presale or R150 at the door. Contact 072 436 9403 or info@garythomas.co.za for more information. For tickets, go to http://qkt.io/4uVm1i.

V Sunday 20 May at the Olympia Bakery, 134 Main Road, Kalk Bay, from 19:00 . Tickets cost R150/R180. Contact 082 892 0350 or info@slowlife.co.za. For tickets, go to https://goo.gl/J7ssrP.

With a meeting of two very distinct creative minds united by their mutual curiosity in each other’s diverse musical worlds, Guy Buttery and Kanada Narahari bring India even closer to its well- established home in South Africa.

In production for over six months, the fusing of music from both of these rich and varied musical backgrounds is rooted in Buttery and Narahari’s progressive exploration of these worlds, bridging the gap, as well as reimagining the realms existing between Africa and India. These two virtuosi will be bringing this collaboration to Cape Town for the first time with concerts in the city centre as well in the outlying regions and on the Peninsula.

Dr Kanada Narahari was born in a small village along the Western Ghats in Karnataka, India. When he was just nine years old, Narahari enrolled to study Carnatic classical vocal and began to develop an interest in Hindustani classical music with a particular passion for the sitar.

In his early 20s he found solace at the feet of his mentor and teacher, Pandit Sanjeev Korthi. Whilst this powerful musical journey evolved, Narahari qualified as an Ayurvedic doctor. This then allowed him to experiment with the healing properties of classical music which he began to infuse into his therapeutic practice. Today, Narahari is widely regarded as a prominent music therapist and has evolved into a highly accomplished sitar player performing throughout India, Nepal and South Africa.

On the other hand, Guy Buttery has been described as something of a national treasure. As an internationally recognised musician, this multi-instrumentalist enjoys invitations to play sell-out performances around the globe. However, to simply label Buttery as one of South Africa’s musical phenoms would be an injustice. His international role has surpassed merely performing concerts to foreign audiences. It has evolved into one as an ambassador of South African music, inspiring people across the world with his homegrown style at the very heart of his talent and tenacity. Earlier this year, Buttery received the highest accolade for a musician in South Africa and was awarded the Standard Bank Young Artist Award. In almost four decades of honouring artists around the country with this award, this was the first time since its inception that it was presented to a musician outside of the classical realm. Together, Narahari and Buttery bring a newfound gathering of these worlds, creating something uniquely their own whilst simultaneously drawing from their respective traditions.

The concert details are as follows:

V Friday 18 May at the Slave Church, 40 Long Street, Cape Town City Centre, from 20:00. Tickets cost R120 presale or R150 at the door. Contact 072 436 9403 or info@garythomas.co.za for more information. For tickets, go to http://qkt.io/4uVm1i.

V Sunday 20 May at the Olympia Bakery, 134 Main Road, Kalk Bay, from 19:00 . Tickets cost R150/R180. Contact 082 892 0350 or info@slowlife.co.za. For tickets, go to https://goo.gl/J7ssrP.

With a meeting of two very distinct creative minds united by their mutual curiosity in each other’s diverse musical worlds, Guy Buttery and Kanada Narahari bring India even closer to its well- established home in South Africa.

In production for over six months, the fusing of music from both of these rich and varied musical backgrounds is rooted in Buttery and Narahari’s progressive exploration of these worlds, bridging the gap, as well as reimagining the realms existing between Africa and India. These two virtuosi will be bringing this collaboration to Cape Town for the first time with concerts in the city centre as well in the outlying regions and on the Peninsula.

Dr Kanada Narahari was born in a small village along the Western Ghats in Karnataka, India. When he was just nine years old, Narahari enrolled to study Carnatic classical vocal and began to develop an interest in Hindustani classical music with a particular passion for the sitar. In his early 20s he found solace at the feet of his mentor and teacher, Pandit Sanjeev Korthi. Whilst this powerful musical journey evolved, Narahari qualified as an Ayurvedic doctor. This then allowed him to experiment with the healing properties of classical music which he began to infuse into his therapeutic practice. Today, Narahari is widely regarded as a prominent music therapist and has evolved into a highly accomplished sitar player performing throughout India, Nepal and South Africa.

On the other hand, Guy Buttery has been described as something of a national treasure. As an internationally recognised musician, this multi-instrumentalist enjoys invitations to play sell-out performances around the globe. However, to simply label Buttery as one of South Africa’s musical phenoms would be an injustice. His international role has surpassed merely performing concerts to foreign audiences. It has evolved into one as an ambassador of South African music, inspiring people across the world with his homegrown style at the very heart of his talent and tenacity. Earlier this year, Buttery received the highest accolade for a musician in South Africa and was awarded the Standard Bank Young Artist Award. In almost four decades of honouring artists around the country with this award, this was the first time since its inception that it was presented to a musician outside of the classical realm.

Narahari and Buttery bring a newfound gathering of these worlds, creating something uniquely their own whilst simultaneously drawing from their respective
traditions.

The concert details are as follows:

V Friday 18 May at the Slave Church, 40 Long Street, from 20:00. Tickets cost R120 presale or R150 at the door. Contact 072 436 9403 or info@garythomas.co.za for more information. For tickets, go to http://qkt.io/4uVm1i.

V Sunday 20 May at the Olympia Bakery, 134 Main Road, Kalk Bay, from 19:00 . Tickets cost R150/R180. Contact 082 892 0350 or info@slowlife.co.za. For tickets, go to https://goo.gl/J7ssrP.

With a meeting of two very distinct creative minds united by their mutual curiosity in each other’s diverse musical worlds, Guy Buttery and Kanada Narahari bring India even closer to its well- established home in South Africa.

In production for over six months, the fusing of music from both of these rich and varied musical backgrounds is rooted in Buttery and Narahari’s progressive exploration of these worlds, bridging the gap, as well as reimagining the realms existing between Africa and India. These two virtuosi will be bringing this collaboration to Cape Town for the first time with concerts in the city centre as well in the outlying regions and on the Peninsula.

Dr Kanada Narahari was born in a small village along the Western Ghats in Karnataka, India. When he was just nine years old, Narahari enrolled to study Carnatic classical vocal and began to develop an interest in Hindustani classical music with a particular passion for the sitar. In his early 20s he found solace at the feet of his mentor and teacher, Pandit Sanjeev Korthi. Whilst this powerful musical journey evolved, Narahari qualified as an Ayurvedic doctor. This then allowed him to experiment with the healing properties of classical music which he began to infuse into his therapeutic practice. Today, Narahari is widely regarded as a prominent music therapist and has evolved into a highly accomplished sitar player performing throughout India, Nepal and South Africa.

On the other hand, Guy Buttery has been described as something of a national treasure. As an internationally recognised musician, this multi-instrumentalist enjoys invitations to play sell-out performances around the globe. However, to simply label Buttery as one of South Africa’s musical phenoms would be an injustice. His international role has surpassed merely performing concerts to foreign audiences. It has evolved into one as an ambassador of South African music, inspiring people across the world with his homegrown style at the very heart of his talent and tenacity. Earlier this year, Buttery received the highest accolade for a musician in South Africa and was awarded the Standard Bank Young Artist Award. In almost four decades of honouring artists around the country with this award, this was the first time since its inception that it was presented to a musician outside of the classical realm.

Narahari and Buttery bring a newfound gathering of these worlds, creating something uniquely their own whilst simultaneously drawing from their respective
traditions.

The concert details are as follows:

V Friday 18 May at the Slave Church, 40 Long Street, from 20:00. Tickets cost R120 presale or R150 at the door. Contact 072 436 9403 or info@garythomas.co.za for more information. For tickets, go to http://qkt.io/4uVm1i.

V Sunday 20 May at the Olympia Bakery, 134 Main Road, Kalk Bay, from 19:00 . Tickets cost R150/R180. Contact 082 892 0350 or info@slowlife.co.za. For tickets, go to https://goo.gl/J7ssrP.

With a meeting of two very distinct creative minds united by their mutual curiosity in each other’s diverse musical worlds, Guy Buttery and Kanada Narahari bring India even closer to its well- established home in South Africa.

In production for over six months, the fusing of music from both of these rich and varied musical backgrounds is rooted in Buttery and Narahari’s progressive exploration of these worlds, bridging the gap, as well as reimagining the realms existing between Africa and India. These two virtuosi will be bringing this collaboration to Cape Town for the first time with concerts in the city centre as well in the outlying regions and on the Peninsula.

Dr Kanada Narahari was born in a small village along the Western Ghats in Karnataka, India. When he was just nine years old, Narahari enrolled to study Carnatic classical vocal and began to develop an interest in Hindustani classical music with a particular passion for the sitar. In his early 20s he found solace at the feet of his mentor and teacher, Pandit Sanjeev Korthi. Whilst this powerful musical journey evolved, Narahari qualified as an Ayurvedic doctor. This then allowed him to experiment with the healing properties of classical music which he began to infuse into his therapeutic practice. Today, Narahari is widely regarded as a prominent music therapist and has evolved into a highly accomplished sitar player performing throughout India, Nepal and South Africa.

On the other hand, Guy Buttery has been described as something of a national treasure. As an internationally recognised musician, this multi-instrumentalist enjoys invitations to play sell-out performances around the globe. However, to simply label Buttery as one of South Africa’s musical phenoms would be an injustice. His international role has surpassed merely performing concerts to foreign audiences. It has evolved into one as an ambassador of South African music, inspiring people across the world with his homegrown style at the very heart of his talent and tenacity. Earlier this year, Buttery received the highest accolade for a musician in South Africa and was awarded the Standard Bank Young Artist Award. In almost four decades of honouring artists around the country with this award, this was the first time since its inception that it was presented to a musician outside of the classical realm.

Narahari and Buttery bring a newfound gathering of these worlds, creating something uniquely their own whilst simultaneously drawing from their respective
traditions.

The concert details are as follows:

V Friday 18 May at the Slave Church, 40 Long Street, from 20:00. Tickets cost R120 presale or R150 at the door. Contact 072 436 9403 or info@garythomas.co.za for more information. For tickets, go to http://qkt.io/4uVm1i.

V Sunday 20 May at the Olympia Bakery, 134 Main Road, Kalk Bay, from 19:00 . Tickets cost R150/R180. Contact 082 892 0350 or info@slowlife.co.za. For tickets, go to https://goo.gl/J7ssrP.

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