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Ravi Ji

Ravi is a multi-instrumentalist and one of the longest established European players of the kora. His music is the result of a lifetime exploring the edges of music through songwriting, world music, throat singing and a personal journey that has taken him from India to The Amazon. As well as over 20 CDs, international performances and workshops & the invention of the electric/stereo kora, Ravi has worked with artists such as Nigel Kennedy, Jon Lord, Phil Manzanera, Baaba Maal, Ronu Majumdar and Marlui Miranda.  His latest album is “Songs for a Golden Age” – a collection of songs of love and consciousness in a classic songwriting style featuring top musicians and original songs, plus a version of “We Are” (For Each Child That’s Born) . Many of the songs feature the unique combination of guitar, mini guitar, Steinway grand piano and string quartet. The album also features guest singers Deva Premal & Miten, Sudha, Jahnavi plus Manose (bansuri), Tarun Bhattacharya (santoor) and Spencer Cozens (piano and keyboards).  Ravi is also part of TWO RIVERS, a duet with the shakuhachi maestro and multi-instrumentalist Adrian Freedman and THE OVERTONE PROJECT with fellow pioneer of overtone singing, Paul Terrell.  Some of their atmospheric multi-layered overtone singing has been used in award winning films such as “Touching the Void”. They have also now created a new annual event called SPIRIT FEST based in Lincolnshire.  Finally, Ravi’s SONGS FOR THE GOLDEN AGE live show features a full ensemble performing music from the album plus chants and mantras from around the world, with a strong emphasis on audience vocal participation

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