6.30pm Red Baraat performance
8.30pm 1st Mandala performance
9.30pm 2nd Mandala performance
Mandala is a bold new collaboration that will see Birmingham Town Hall and Nottingham Council House spectacularly illuminated in a mind-bending illusion of colour and light.
Fusing live 3D projections with international and British Asian music and dance, appearances will not be all they seem…
The buildings will be brought to life and transformed from their classical facades into breathtaking new forms using projections that jump out towards you and stunning visual effects triggered by live dance and music.
Mandala will take you on a journey of discovery and leave you feeling uplifted and inspired.
With live contemporary and classical dance, including performances by Devika Rao and Aakash Odedra, featuring pre-recorded tracks by world-class musicians Anoushka Shankar, Zakir Hussain and Talvin Singh, Mandala will be THE free outdoor multimedia spectacle not to miss!
The evening kicks off at 6.30pm as the seriously hot, larger-than-life, Brooklyn based dhol ‘n’ brass band Red Baraat will be flying in from New York City to perform in Chamberlain Square.
The nine piece band led by dhol drummer Sunny Jain consists of dhol, drums, percussion, a sousaphone and a five piece horn section. The band fuse the infectious North Indian rhythms of bhangra with funk, jazz, Latin and go-go and their sound is big, brassy and full of energy.
Red Baraat have a studied multi-ethnic cool reminiscent of other New York world fusion acts like Gogol Bordello and Yerba Buena. Songlines Magazine
A Big Band for the World. Wall Street Journal
Mandala is a collaboration between sampad and leading arts & technology company, seeper.
Red Baraat is presented by Town Hall. Red Baraat’s UK tour is produced by Asian Arts Agency.
Mandala and the Red Baraat tour are part of the London 2012 Festival, the spectacular 12-week nationwide celebration running from 21 June until 9 September 2012 bringing together leading artists from across the world with the very best from the UK
Mandala also marks the beginning of ArtsFest in Birmingham and the opening weekend for the World Event for Young Artists in Nottingham, part of MelaFest 2012
Red Baraat’s UK tour is produced by Asian Arts Agency.
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