Darbar Culture Festival – Artist Residency Revolution
Our urban, contemporary and classical festival celebrates the cultural relationship between the UK and the Indian subcontinent and explores the many creative influences generated by our shared and evolving history.
Because sharing great music is like sharing food – it transcends all boundaries. We have musicians from as far afield as Pakistan, India, Italy, Japan and Peru as well as from London.
For a week in Leicester, four artists not known to each other, come together for an immersive incubation space to create a new performance piece and soundscape in an Artist Residency Revolution. By navigating their respective identities, cultures, histories and stories, they draw from their individual musical forms – urban, contemporary, and classical genres – to produce something magical. You will be the first audience to experience this unique soundscape and to take part in the post-show Q&A session that unwraps special insights into the artists themselves and their creation.
The four artists include:
- Giuliano Modarelli (guitar) a London based guitarist, composer and producer
- Beibei Wang (percussionist) with a background in both classical and traditional Chinese percussion
- Allexa Nava (saxophone) an emerging star jazz saxophonist, flautist and composer, originally from Peru
- Nikita Banawalikar (kathak dancer) known for her intricate footwork and precise rhythmic patterns articulated by controlling 100 ankle bells