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Tuning 2 You: Lost Musicians of India Film Series – Premiere

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Soumik Datta

On  13th April 2017, Tuning 2 You: Lost Musicians of India will premiere on Channel 4! This six-part film series, exploring and celebrating modern India’s rich folk music heritage, is a collaborative project with Soumik Datta Arts, Bagri Foundation, Rumi Foundation and Weavers Studio. Brothers Sarod virtuoso, Soumik Datta and multi-media journalist and filmmaker Souvid Datta embark upon a vivid and panoramic journey through a raw, undiluted India, spanning 6 states. Join them as they venture off the beaten track to meet Nagaland’s wild mountain tribes and the colourful dancing troupes of Karnataka!

The series showcases over 100 rural artists displaying various musical genres from Qawwali to fado as well as thundering drums played by under-represented folk and tribal artists, who unite to collaborate with Soumik. Tuning 2 You connects people, religions and voices across the nation, offering an homage to the human condition and its ability to rise, through music and find hope in unexpected corners.

We’re delighted to part of the project to illustrate unexplored collaborations between rare musicians in India and champion India’s musical heritage and forgotten musicians. See a trailer of the project here.

The first two episodes will be aired on 13 April from 1:05am as part of Channel 4’s Indian Film Season although you’ll be able to watch this on C4 Catch Up or on the 4OD app here for up to 30 days after the release. Following episodes will follow 20 April and 27 April.

You can catch it on this link here: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/indian-film-season

Soumik Datta

Soumik is a leading British Indian composer and virtuoso sarod player  whose concerts bridge the world of Indian classical and contemporary music. His artistic journey includes collaborations with Nitin Sawhney, Anoushka Shankar, Joss Stone, Akram Khan, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Talvin Singh, Manu Delago, Bernhard Schimpelsberger and Shankar Mahadevan to name a few. He has performed internationally at many prestigious venues including South Bank Centre and Shakespeare’s Globe, with City of London Sinfonia and he will be resident at the Royal Opera House in 2020.

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