Lunchtime concerts feature music from Sri Lanka and Anglia Ruskin Jazz Voices

Published: 9 March 2010 at 09:38

Multi-talented Tamil composer and jazz ensemble get set to play at lunchtime

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The voice and percussion of Manickam Yogeswaran, a multi-talented Sri Lankan musician and composer will be featured in the next free lunchtime concert from Anglia Ruskin University on 19 March at 1.10pm at the Mumford Theatre, Cambridge. 

This remarkable Tamil musician explores the South Indian classical tradition of Carnatic music.

Affectionately known as Yoga, the London-based singer and composer performed on Stanley Kubrick’s famous film Eyes Wide Shut and Spike Lee’s, The 25th Hour. His voice is heard in concert halls and films across the world. He works in an eclectic range of styles and groups, from the more traditional South Indian classical music of his group Tamil Classics, to multi-cultural collaborations and western a cappella.  

Yoga is a member of The Shout, the 16-strong choir who performed for the Royal Festival Hall’s re-opening (2007) and for the BBC Proms (2006). He has also appeared at the Womad, Glastonbury, Spitalfields and Montreaux Jazz festivals and has collaborated with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and several theatre and dance companies.

Recent tours brought him to India and China. His educational work includes the Goldsmith University of London, Museum Rietberg (Zürich), and Tamil Global Arts (London).

British Media described him as: `The First ever Tamil Voice in Hollywood`. His album PEACE FOR PARADISE is dedicated to the peace process in Sri Lanka.

On 7 May Anglia Ruskin Jazz Voices will also perform a special free lunchtime

concert featuring Chris Ingham (piano), Andrew Brown (bass), and Nic France (drums). 

Anglia Ruskin jazz voice students Alice Dougan and Anna Griffiths will be showcased with the trio when they present their final-year recital of jazz and contemporary popular song.

For full details of the Lunchtime Concert series please visit www.anglia.ac.uk/mpaevents or contact Series Director Alan Rochford, alan.rochford@anglia.ac.uk . Admission is FREE to these and all lunchtime performances.