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British audio/visual electronic duo Addictive TV have collaborated with blind composer and sitar virtuoso Baluji Shrivastav OBE on his new project \'Antardrishti Inner Vision\' which celebrates disabled artists.

Antardrishti is a unique multimedia interpretation by Baluji of Chapter 11 of the Hindu epic the Bhagavad Gita, which explores the concept of divine sight through blind musicians, dancers and film, by examining sight and sightlessness. Addictive TV will be assisting the performance with a visual soundscape that samples musicians, sights and sounds from India.

The event will feature the Inner Vision Orchestra, which is the UK\'s only blind ensemble founded by Baluji, as well as Sayani Palit, Raju Maurya, Perumal Varudaraj and Chimanlal Patel. The Arunima Kumar Dance Company, meanwhile, will be performing Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam.

The multimedia event made its premiere in London this month, and is now set to tour India commencing this week. Head to the Baluji Music Foundation website for further info; to buy tickets, follow this link.

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The roads are clogged with Ganeshotsav celebrations and the traffic chaotic. Moving at a snails pace, when you finally reach the hotel in Cuffe Parade almost 45 minutes late, the OBE awarded Indian multi-instrumentalist Baluji Shrivastav shows no signs of annoyance. Instead he smiles as he clutches your hand warmly and leads you to a chair next to him.

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All India Radio interview with Baluji Shrivastav

Interaction with Baluji Srivastava, OBE- Indian Musician, who has carved a niche for himself internationally and infused Indian Music with Western Jazz, bringing out a beautiful confluence of music which not only is mesmerising but also proves that music has no boundaries. Mr. Baluji Srivastava OBE came to perform in front of live audience at British Council Delhi.

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Disability News Online re:Antardrishti-Inner Vision

Following his return from India, where Indian born multi-instrumentalist Baluji Shrivastav and his orchestra performed Antardrishti a reworking of the 11th chapter from the Hindu epic text Bhagavad Gita James Zatka-Haas spoke with the virtuoso blind musician about this seminal musical journey. Antardrishti was commissioned by Unlimited (delivered by Shape and Artsadmin), celebrating the work of disabled artists.

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Now in their tenth year, the Songlines Music Awards champion the wealth of brilliant music-making taking place around the world that we feature in Songlines. All the albums have been reviewed during the past year. The nominees in the geographical categories were selected by our ace team of international contributors and the Best Artist and Best Group nominees were voted for by Songlines readers. The winners of the geographical categories will be announced in the June issue , out May 11. The rest of the winners, including the Newcomer and World Pioneer Awards, will be announced at our awards ceremony on October 20.

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Baluji Shrivastav OBE

Baluji has a website! Follow the latest news & events in Balujis music world, the Inner Vision Orchestra and the foundation. 

Baluji Blog


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