Encounter – Programme

Series nameFusion

This A5 black and white programme was produced for the ‘Encounter’ performance at Bush Hall in Shepherds Bush, London on 17 Amy 2003. The performance featured Baluji Shrivastav on sitar with Folo Graff, a guitarist from Sierra Leone in an evening of West African and Indian classical music, fused together by accompanying westerns and traditional percussion instruments. The four sided programme includes brief biographies of all the participating musicians.

Date of Creation / Publication2003
CreatorShrivastav, Baluji
Associated Person/ Organisation
LocationSierra Leon
Collection and Reference NumberBaluji Shrivastav Collection (GB 2661 BS)
Catalogue NumberBS/FU/9
Access to originalsThe originals are located with Baluji Shrivastav
Series notesBaluji Shrivastav formed the ensemble Jazz Orient, with his wife and fellow singer Linda Shanovitch and musician Chris Conway in 1992. The group emerged out of relationships formed with other musicians of diverse musical traditions who all believed in three principles of music: exploration of different compositional techniques, interacting with other musicians from different traditions, and improvisation. The music Baluji wanted to produce through his fusion work was a sound unlimited by traditional boundaries and an acceptance of diverse musical influences. The ensemble frequently performs live, and invites guest musicians to complement their work in the studio and in concert performances.

This section comprises items relating to Baluji's fusion and jazz work. It includes flyers for concerts, programmes, CD sleeves and posters.
Collection notesThe digitised material in the Baluji Shrivastav Collection falls into several categories relating to Baluji's work: classical music, new music, fusion, education, and theatre. The digitised items include photographs, concert flyers and posters, extracts of theatre programmes and education related documents.