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Re Imagine India

Re: Imagine India

In January, the Baluji Music Foundation (BMF) will be undertaking a research and development project in India. Baluji Shrivastav who is Musical Director of the Foundation, will be searching for and making music with blind musicians from Bangalore, Chennai, Andaman Islands, Assam and other regions of India, representing different, and rarely heard, folk music traditions.

To find out more about our project, check out the brief here:

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Professor Lucy Green Chair of BMF

Professor Lucy Green from  University College London, Institute of Education, is our new Chair.She is head of the Department of Culture, Communication and Media. Many thanks to our outgoing Chair Jackie Clifton MBE for her contribution to the board. Thanks also to everyone on the board-Treasurer Kirsten Bode,Secretary Linda Shanson, Musical Director Baluji Shrivastav, and board members Agnes Meadows, Dr. David Baker, Ghow Ratnaraja, and Peter Bosher.

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Successful Award from British Council & Arts Council

Baluji Music Foundation has been awarded a grant from Re:Imagine India Funding through the Arts Council and British Council to celebrate 70 years of Independence in 2017.

BMF will be using the initial funding to support their Research and Development phase 2016 to visit India seeking out local blind Indian musicians from various areas of the country with unique regional styles and sounds.

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Sohini & Mahival - a success!

Sohini & Mahival, the worlds first Urdu Ortorio, was showcased for the first time this year - with music composed by Baluji Shrivastav and Oscar Winner Dario Marianelli.

The piece went down a storm to a packed house at the Southbank Centre as part of Alchemy 2015. The sold out performance of our ground-breaking Urdu Opera ‘Sohini & Mahival’ went very well, with some wonderful quotes received:

Distinguished international opera star Patricia Rozario said “It was a very strong production & I loved the idea of having two aspects of the lovers-a brilliant idea! The music was very good, very powerful. I think there is tremendous mileage you can get out of this piece. The language brings a new dimension to the singing of it. We need to see this develop in it’s original language.”

Hilal Fareed –Urdu poet and founder of the Sir Syed Foundation whose aim is to foster Indo-British friendship, promote Indo-Islamic Art and Literature – said “  You simplified the poetry and conveyed the story beautifully –I am very impressed”.

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