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Khiyo, Sands Films, Wed 29th Apr

PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:46 pm
by EleanorT
Time for another great gig is on its way:

Wed 29th Apr, 7.45pm (doors 7.15)
Sands Films, 82 St Marychurch St, Rotherhithe, SE16 4HZ

Khiyo are a London-based band playing radical, modern interpretations of Bengali heritage music from across Bangladesh and India, from ancient folk songs through the great Bengali composers, to modern pop and singer-songwriter material. Centred on the powerful and expressive vocals of British-born Bangladeshi singer Sohini Alam, the band strikes a subtle balance between the cultures and traditions of East and West.

The band is named after a letter of the Bengali alphabet, the ‘Khiyo’ ( ক্ষ ). It is a unique letter that, whilst being a combination of two letters, has an identity of its own. Similarly, though the band’s members draw on many different musical backgrounds, the amalgamation of the whole has a singularly identifiable sound.

Sohini Alam is a third-generation vocalist from a well-known Bangladeshi singing dynasty. Oliver Weeks is a London-based composer and multi-instrumentalist. His works have been performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the BBC Singers. Khiyo is the result of their musical explorations.

Tickets on sales here: include tea/coffee!

The band's website:

The venue really is very special, historic, unique, words don't really suffice! See it to believe it ;)

Re: Khiyo, Sands Films, Wed 29th Apr

PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:47 pm
by Chris P