Shakthi is a new trio project from acclaimed Carnatic violinist Jyotsna Srikanth, established during lockdown and premiering as part of London International Arts Festival 2022.
Meaning ‘strength’ in Sanskrit, ‘Shakthi’ is a testament to the strength of artists making it through the pandemic, having suffered immensely with loss of work.
Jyotsna is accompanied by two brilliantly talented musicians from Bangalore, India; music producer Shadrach Solomon on keys/piano and rhythms sensation Karthik Mani on drums and Indian traditional percussion.
The trio perform ragas presented in a contemporary style along with electronics and improvisations in Indian style, producing new sounds.
Jyotsna Srikanth is Europe’s foremost Indian violinist. Her music illuminates Carnatic musical tradition in kaleidoscopic colour. Approaching every musical interaction with a forward-thinking outlook and elastic expressivity, Jyotsna is just as likely to be found revelling in raga rotations as jamming in free jazz, while often marrying the two.
Performance time approx. 100 mins
London International Arts Festival is in its 11th year & is hosted by Dhruv Arts
Hailing from Bangalore and now based in London, Jyotsna is Europe’s foremost Indian violinist. Her music illuminates the Carnatic musical tradition in a kaleidoscope of colour. Approaching every musical interaction with a forward-thinking outlook and elastic expressivity, Jyotsna is just as likely be found reveling in raga rotations or jamming in free jazz, often marrying the two.
“…Jyotsna Srikanth is an extraordinary and versatile violinist… free-flowing, often mesmerising”