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Baluji Shrivastav and Tepestri

16 February 2019 at 7.30pm Albany Entertainment Centre

Baluji Shrivastav and Tepestri

16 February 2019 at 7.30pm Albany Entertainment Centre Buy tickets

Presented by Albany Arts Festival Season

The remarkable Indian-born and UK-based blind sitar player and composer, Baluji Shrivastav, returns to Australia in February 2019 for his first visit in nearly a decade. 

He will be joined by some of WA’s finest, including superb cellist, Mel Robinson and three members of Fairbridge Festival favourites Praashekh Quartet including young sarod maestro Praashekh Borkar (Pune, India, playing his customised e-sarod), tabla wizard, Sivakumar Balakrishnan (Singapore) and vastly experienced Fremantle multi-reedman, Mark Cain. Together they are Tepestri.

Recently awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to music in the UK, Baluji is a revered performer who has worked across the idioms of Hindustani classical, jazz fusion and film music. He is an outstanding improviser undaunted by the boundaries of any one tradition. He is also a tireless ambassador for sight-impaired musicians in Britain, forming the Inner Vision Orchestra, who recently toured in Mumbai and Delhi.

Blind since early childhood from a village in northern India, Baluji has faced many challenges, but his mastery of classical Indian instruments isn’t one. He plays sitar, surbahar (a bass-like sitar), dilruba (a bowed instrument) and percussion instruments, pakhavaj and tabla.


Please note:
  • Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.
  • Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
  • Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.
  • $25.00 Adult
  • $15.00 Under 16s

Pricing and Fee Information

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Phone or mail: $6.95. In person: $0. 
Group bookings: $8.95. Add $4.40 for Registered Mail.
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