By KLTV Newsdesk –
Yorkshire-based arts organisation Manasamitra has been selected to perform at the Royal Albert Hall as part of its 150th anniversary celebrations.
Manasamitra will be taking their flagship performance, Lullaby – Sonic Cradle, down to London for the event as part of a new festival, Journeys.
The festival has been commissioned specifically for the hall’s anniversary and aims to celebrate artists of immigrant heritage. The festival chose each performer for their talent and the wider perspective they offer.
Nitin Sawhney, acclaimed musician and composer, is curating the festival.
As well as the performances from the four unique acts, there is also set to be a series of talks around journeys, the theme and namesake of the event.
Manasamitra’s performance, Lullaby – Sonic Cradle, explores various lullabies and night-time sounds from across the globe.
From humble beginnings in the south of India, the show has since been performed across the globe, including Scandinavia, Europe, and the UK.
Ahead of the performance itself, Lullaby Creator and musician, Supriya Nagarajan, will be touring the capital with ‘lullaby booths’ in the days before the performance to gather lullabies and memories from the community to incorporate into the show.
Speaking on the performance, Supriya said: “We love being able to deliver performances that are bespoke to each audience, which creates a more personalised and mindful experience for those that come to see us.
“Each performance is unique and connecting with the audience prior to each event means that we can truly capture the essence of those attending and ensure the experience aligns with them emotionally, mentally and physically.
“We are honoured to be a part of the Royal Albert Hall’s 150th anniversary and sharing this wonderful opportunity with major British artists, musical legends, and the next generation of talent. We cannot wait to bring Lullaby – Sonic Cradle to the capital.”
Lucy Noble, artistic director at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Manasamitra to the Hall as part of our 150th anniversary, for what promises to be a captivating event for families, and an incredible showcase of southern Indian soundscapes.
“The Hall is a charity and events for young people are an essential part of what we do.”
Supriya will be joined by Duncan Chapman, who will be providing Sounds, and Lucy Nolan, playing the Harp
Tickets are available now via The Royal Albert Hall’s website.