The city will get a dose of folk music that spans from Assam to Scotland when the music trio of percussionist Bickram Ghosh, Assamese folk singer Papon and Scottish singer-songwriter Rachel Sermanni will perform together on stage.
Titled Troikala, meaning art within a trio, the concert will be organised tomorrow by British Council in association with Folktronic. “I will be playing a two fold role in the concert. One is of scraping the percussion to suit the style of singing of the musician without effecting it and the other is to play a kit of multiple percussions,” says Ghosh, who has over 70 recordings as a soloist, composer and collaborator to her credit, and has played on a number of Grammy nominated albums as well.
The concert is the first in the series of concerts to be conducted under the project in India and UK. “We will be experimenting with each other’s folk sensibilities, and I may introduce some electronic elements and Hindustani classical instruments into the collaboration,” says Papon.
“I just can’t believe how lucky I am to be given the opportunity to play with Papon and Bickram. We’ll be writing together. Then, we will hopefully have a good time performing and recording the results. I can’t wait,” says Sermanni.
Catch It Live
Where: British Council Auditorium, KG Marg, CP
When: January 5
Timings: 7 pm onwards
Entry: Free passes
Nearest Metro Station: Barakhamba on the Blue Line