THE UK’S FIRST EVER BOLLYWOOD KLEZMER EVENT TO TAKE PLACE AT THE LIBERAL JEWISH SYNAGOGUE
Multicultural musical event Bollywood Klezmer will be held in the UK for the first time, when it comes to The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John’s Wood, on Saturday November 19.
The musical features a selection of Bollywood film songs fused with the Jewish Klezmer music of Central Europe and the tunes heard in the royal courts of Rajasthan.
It stars Begam Batool, who will be performing outside of India for the first time. Until now, it was only possible to listen to Begam at the court of Rajasthan, where she sings for the closed circle of Maharajas and Maharanis. Begam will be joined on stage by her two sons, Anwar Hussain and Manu Kalwa.
Bollywood Klezmer will come to Britain after first playing in Tunisia and Paris, France, where it opens the Jazz’N’Klezmer festival – Europe’s only Klezmer music festival.