[About the show]
Catch for the first time a collaboration between Berlin-based Ravi Srinivasan (Tabla, ghatam, vocals, whistling, percussion, electronics and composition) and Malaysia guitar wizard Az Samad (acoustic and electric guitars, looping, electronics) for two nights on Thursday and Friday, August 6th and 7th, 9:30pm at No Black Tie, Kuala Lumpur’s Premier Jazz Club & Gastro-Bar.
This performance will combine Ravi’s diverse talents in percussion with Az’s jazz influenced fingerstyle guitar stylings in an intimate setting. You’ll hear how Ravi weaves his virtuosic playing into Az’s original compositions, reimagined into an expressive duo setting.
In July 2013, while on Az’s first solo Europe tour, he met Ravi in Berlin, Germany. What was a simple meeting between two musicians laid the foundation for this current collaboration. As Ravi shared his experiences on tour, performing in festivals and musicals and more, Az could sense a possible collaboration in the future. The two talked about possibly doing a show when Ravi was back in Malaysia as well as some workshops.
Both exchanged CDs and decided to keep in touch. Earlier this year, Ravi contacted Az about an upcoming trip to Malaysia. Suddenly, this project started to come together. E-mail exchanges made it possible to share musical ideas and begin the collaborative process.
Now, you can witness this performance for the first time ever! See how Ravi responds to Az’s fingerstyle playing with his percussive virtuosity. Ravi might even burst into pitch-perfect whistling if the moment should arise. For two nights only, see creative music at its best right here in Kuala Lumpur.
Date: Wednesday & Thursday, August 6th and 7th, 9:30pm
Venue: No Black Tie, Kuala Lumpur
RM40 Cover Charge (Includes first drink)
Call +603 2142 3737 (after 5pm) to reserve your table today!
No Black Tie
17, Jalan Mesui
Off Jalan Nagasari
50200 Kuala Lumpur