Writer and broadcaster Mihir Bose shares a personal tale of migration, accompanied by live music by Lola Perrin with guest vocalist Y Yadavan.
Migration is a much discussed topic with politicians arguing whether the UK has too many people from overseas. But we seldom hear about the effects of migration on the individuals who leave their countries and the families they leave behind.
In an innovative combination of words and music, Mihir Bose shares his personal story of leaving India for the West as a young man to satisfy his work aspirations. His intimate tale allows an insight into the effects of separating from the expectations of family and tradition, and the years of anguish and heartache that can follow.
Mihir’s narration is interwoven with specially composed miniature piano pieces by Lola Perrin accompanied by guest musician, Karnatic vocalist Y Yadavan. In the final section of this performance Rich Mix artist-in-residence Shane Solanki will moderate a Q&A session.
The first part of the evening features the showing of four short international films with piano accompaniment from Lola; ‘Der Himmel über Berlin’ by Vincent Buller (The Netherlands), ‘Light Trails’ by John Bryson (Canada), ‘Nature’s Lightbox’ by Eirik Evyen (Norway) and ‘East End I’ by Phil Maxwell (UK) and Hazuan Hashim (Malaysia).
MIHIR BOSE & LOLA PERRIN WITH FILM
35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
Saturday 21st May
Ticket: £7 adv/£10 door
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