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An evening of itinerant words and music by William Dalrymple and Susheela Raman

  • 2017/Festival/Roadsv2

Wednesday 7 June 2017, 8.00pm

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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Fixed Position Standing: £10 | Seated: £20 – £48 | Premium Tickets: £62 Approx. 90 minutes with no interval

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William Dalrymple

Susheela Raman

Sam Mills

Pirashanna Theverajah


Shusheela Raman photo credit: Andrew Catlin

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An evening of itinerant words and music by William Dalrymple and Susheela Raman, with Sam Mills and Pirashanna Theverajah

In their lives and in their work, writer William Dalrymple and singer Susheela Raman have both found unique ways of linking India, the UK and the world. Both were born in the UK; Dalrymple lives in India and has become one of its best-selling resident authors, writing about the region and its diverse historical, artistic and religious traditions. Raman lives in the UK and was born to South Indian parents in London, and is known as one of the most creative musicians in the global Indian diaspora, having worked with a diverse range of musical traditions from South Asia and beyond.

This evening will include readings and music shaped by their complementary and contrasting perspectives. Alongside them will be Sam Mills, a London born guitarist and producer known for his work with musicians from many different countries and traditions, and Pirashanna Theverajah a British virtuoso of South Indian percussion, who at a young age was selected to accompany the late, great Ravi Shankar. 

Come and hear them perform in the intimacy of our 17th century-style jewel box, the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.


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