Presented by Newbury Spring Festival

Bollywood Brass Band

Friday 19th May 2017, Corn Exchange Auditorium

  • © Nick Cattermole

Rahmania: the Music of A.R. Rahman

Rahmania! Bollywood Brass Band plays massive hits by Oscar-winning Indian film composer A.R. Rahman, with Bollywood film projections.

Bollywood Brass Band is the UK’s pioneering Indian-style big band: six hot horns and four funky drummers blend the hottest Hindi film hits with riotous Indian wedding music and Punjabi beats to offer a uniquely ‘London’ take on the world’s most popular music.

Playing great tunes and compulsively danceable rhythms – and wielding saxophones, tabla, dhol drums and a colossal sousaphone – this is one of the most colourful, joyful and exhilarating acts around.

'The band plunders the Bollywood canon and throws Brazilian samba, Punjabi drumming and British cheek into the Bhangra mix ... this was a sensory assault that oozed good humour and sent people noisily into the night.'

Evening Standard

Duration: Approx. 2 hours 10 minutes

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