Guy Buttery and Kanada Narahari to play at the Hexagon

Guy Buttery and Kanada Narahari will be bringing a blend of African and Indian music to Pietermaritzburg.PHOTO: SUPPLIED
Guy Buttery and Kanada Narahari will be bringing a blend of African and Indian music to Pietermaritzburg.PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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.

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 re-imagining the realms between Africa and India.

Buttery and Narahari will be performing at the Hexagon Theater Dive in UKZN on April 20 with the show beginning at 7 pm for 7.30 pm.

The public are welcomed to bring their own food but drinks are prohibited as there will be a cash bar present.

Tickets are set at R125 with tables seating 10 but bookings can be for less.

Dr Narahari was born in a small village along the Western Ghats in Karnataka, India. When he was just nine years old, he 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 20’s Narahari 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 with a degree for a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery. 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 through-out India, Nepal and South Africa.

“Guy Buttery is something of a national treasure,” says one of South Africa’s leading newspapers The Mercury. As an internationally recognized musician, this multi-instrumentalist enjoys invitations to play sell-out performances all over 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. Those looking to book their spot can do so by e-mailing hexagon@ukzn.ac.za.

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