Workshop leaders biography – Document

Series nameEducation

This document was produced for the 1994 ‘Music and the National Curriculum’ conference series, organised by the Commonwealth Institute in London. This page features a brief background on Baluji Shrivastav, who lead the workshop on Indian Music at the conference. George Fiawoo, a drum teacher originally from Ghana, is also featured on this page.

Date of Creation / Publication1994
CreatorCommonwealth Institute
Associated Person/ OrganisationShrivastav, Baluji
Collection and Reference NumberBaluji Shrivastav Collection (GB 2661 BS)
Catalogue NumberBS/ED/4
Access to originalsThe originals are located with Baluji Shrivastav
Series notesBaluji Shrivastav began teaching fellow students at the age of nine years old, when he was given the responsibility to conduct the school orchestra in India. Much later, when he came to London in the early eighties, Baluji was asked to facilitate workshops for children in schools and colleges, not only teaching Indian classical music, but also by using his music as a tool for participants to engage in dance, drama and art activities. Baluji has also worked with universities in creating modules for music degree courses, and has assisted in teacher training for music at national curriculum level.

This grouping gives an overview of Baluji's work within education, and includes items such as certificates, images and reports.
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.