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Mantra

29 September
SJE Arts Oxford
St John the Evangelist Church, 109A Iffley Road
Oxford
OX4 1EH

Mantra at SJE Arts, Oxford - Part of Oxford Chamber Music Festival 2021
Mantra at SJE Arts, Oxford with long-time collaborators Sukhwinder Singh (‘Pinky-Ji’) and Matthew Barley and singer Nicki Wells

About Mantra

Sukhwinder ‘Pinky-Ji’ Singh tabla
Matthew Barley cello
Adrian Freedman shakuhachi
Nicki Wells singer

A transcendental flight of the imagination around the world, in which great improvising musicians are joined by the spectacular aerial artist Maia Ayling. Long-time collaborators Sukhwinder Singh (‘Pinky-Ji’) and Matthew Barley welcome singer Nicki Wells, with her amazing global array of vocal techniques and styles, and Adrian Freedman on the Japanese shakuhachi, to connect far-flung peoples and cultures and celebrate our common humanity.

Book tickets

Adrian Freedman
Shakuhachi solo improvisation

Freedman & Pinky-Ji
duet for Shakuhachi and tabla

Sultan Khan
Song of Separation and waiting for cello and tabla

Nicky Wells
3 songs from Holy Indian Scriptures for voice and cello

Barley
Improvisation on the echo from Gol Gumbaz, India

Pinky-Ji
Tabla solo ‘Transcendence’

Shloka (Ancient Vedic Hymn in Sanskrit) in Bhairavi
Nicki Wells, Pinky-Ji, Matthew Barley, Adrian Freedman