Sounds of India to fill Royal Albert Hall

Bollywood music royalty Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy appear together for first time in UK

9th September 2011: India’s most celebrated film music trio, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, are all set to perform in the UK for Asia Rocks
Celebrating 20 years of the Asian Music Circuit, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (S-E-L) will have the crowd grooving during their first ever together performance in the UK. The evening is being organised at The Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP, on 18th September 2011, 6.30 pm onwards.

S-E-L have come out with countless soundtracks for Indian cinema, and are critically acclaimed Bollywood music directors. They have composed scores for films from Mission Kashmir to West is West.

The evening will also feature a live performance by Karan and the KSPARK dancers, and audiovisual production of Rabindranath Tagore’s Gitanjali.
The organisers says this autumn, the sounds of India will fill the Royal Albert Hall, as Bollywood music royalty Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy appear together for the very first time in the UK to celebrate twenty years of the Asian Music Circuit.

The first half of ASIA ROCKS! will open with Karan and the KSPARK Dancers. Fresh from his appearance in Just Dance, Star TV’s current TV hit with Hrithik Roshan, Karan and his energetic Bollywood troupe will thrill the senses and warm up the audience for the headlining act Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, who will perform a mixture of their newer material and all-time favourite songs.

After the interval, a specially-commissioned film, music and dance interpretation of Rabindranath Tagore’s Gitanjali will be presented. In 2011, Tagore’s 150th anniversary year, Life Goes On director Sangeeta Datta has devised a crisp, moving piece which will set the scene perfectly for headliners Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy to return to the world-famous stage with their fantastic magic, bringing ASIA ROCKS! to a magnificent close.

‘We’ve put together a really diverse programme to celebrate our twentieth birthday in style’, says CEO of the Asian Music Circuit, Viram Jasani. ‘There’s something which everyone can enjoy – fans of South Asian culture, Bollywood film buffs, Indians living in the UK, and of course anybody looking for something a little different this autumn in London. Whichever part of India you come from or are interested in, there is an element in ASIA ROCKS! that everyone will enjoy – young and not-so-young!’.

It is supported by Arts Council England and the Anjool Malde Memorial Trust. Media partner: B4U Music.

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