This adventurous and far-reaching series of concerts celebrates shared heritage across continents, produced by arts organisations from across the North of England and South Asia.
The three-year programme of co-commissions, exhibitions and intellectual exchange features a large music strand, including renowned artists from the UK and South Asia who participate in workshops and concerts at Band on the Wall, the Royal Northern College of Music, the Bridgewater hall, the Whitworth, the Manchester Museum and Manchester Art Gallery.
Highlights from across the 15-event, three-month music programme include Asian Dub Foundation’s live soundtrack to cult film La Haine (20 Jan, Band on the Wall, sold out), Nitin Sawhney and London theatre company Tara Arts’ co-production of India and Me – an evening of music and memories (17 Feb, RNCM, from £22.50), the Punjabi and Western music-influenced percussion ensemble The Dhol Foundation (10 Feb, Band on the Wall, from £15.50), and contemporary Indian folk courtesy of Raghu Dixit (18 Mar, Band on the Wall, from £18).
Further picks from the series’ programme including new audio-visual commission Electronic Empires (Band on the Wall, 22 March, from £8) and two concert of music for the mind and soul in the Bridgewater Hall’s Barbirolli Room – with the first featuring violinist Shreya Devnath (25 March, from £12) and the second featuring flautist J A Jayanth (29 April, from £12).
New North and South also features many free events, and events suitable for all ages. Visit the the link below for details on the whole music programme.