North Indian Classical Musician,
Composer & Educationalist

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Baluji\'s reflections on Holi live from London

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Baluji\'s Voice of Flowers album launch concert

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Lalit Mohan Joshi, Director SACF talks to Baluji about his life and works


Sitar Maestro BALUJI SHRIVASTAV speaks to LALIT MOHSAN JOSHI
Baluji discusses his Life and works
Director /Editor at South Asian Cinema Foundation (SACF) and Media Production Consultant

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Baluji performs at the Commonwealth Resounds Christmas Carol Concert with the Inner Vision Orchestra

This extract is a Konkani Christmas Carol \'Mari Matek Ballok Zala\', featuring guest Oscar Castellino, Baluji Shrivastav OBE on sitar, Abi Baker on Violin, Kevin Satizabal on piano

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I Open My Heart to the Moon

Commissioned and supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Arts Council England.

Commissioned by Unlimited, Shrivastav’s latest project is a new composition that accompanies an original epic poem ‘Raaja-Ajaar’ – about self-discovery, with text written by his wife and collaborator Linda Shanson. Given these momentous times, the poem’s action is set in an abstracted place of withdrawal from the world.

“I composed pieces for the poem then invited musicians to perform them. I gave the performers guidelines and they played piano, guitar, mandolin, and cello. Linda narrates and also sings in some places. I’ve done a lot of work but there is so much more work to be done because it’s such an epic poem. My feeling was that this project was the best thing to do in lockdown because we have to really discover what’s happening with us. It’s the unlocking of the mind. We don’t know when it will end. We are discovering how to live without support.”

Championing the talent of disabled musicians is at the heart of Shrivastav’s work. In 2008 he and Shanson created the Baluji Music Foundation to encourage and recognise the achievements of blind and visually impaired musicians. As their main showcase project they founded the Inner Vision Orchestra, an ensemble made entirely of international blind and visually impaired musicians, who perform across the globe together. Shrivastav was awarded his OBE for his services to music and as founder of this seminal orchestra.

Shrivastav is one of the best-known Indian musicians out there. But how did his musical career begin? “I’m a born musician. When I was two years old, I used to sing Bollywood songs just by listening to the wind-up gramophone. I was blind at the age of eight months. My father was taking me everywhere to meet doctors. Finally, my father was told about a blind school in Gwalior in India. He took me there aged six to see how blind people study. The headmaster was so impressed with my singing and harmonium playing that he wanted me then and there! My father decided that when I turned ten l would enrol. But the headmaster said that in four years I could learn so much! “Why would you waste his four years?” I was immediately enrolled. I was 300 miles away from my home, learning all this music, playing in the blind school orchestra, which had about 28 performers. I was learning composition and then given the responsibility to compose for the orchestra.”

So when did Shrivastav discover India’s most illustrious instrument? “One day when I was playing banjo, my hand brushed against a beautiful instrument. I said to my teacher, “What is this instrument?” He said, “Oh, this is a really big instrument. You can’t play it because it’s very difficult.” I insisted because I liked its shape. I cried and cried and finally he gave it to me. As soon as I got it I started playing film songs and some of my compositions on it. My teacher was so happy that I had picked it up so naturally he said, “Anybody can play the banjo but the sitar is made for you.”

Shrivastav is not only a world-class musician and composer, but is also an inventor! He has designed a revolutionary new technology for blind and visually impaired musicians to sight-read music.

“As musicians we have to learn how to sight-read. That is very complicated for blind people. First we have to write music in Braille, then read it, learn it, memorise it and play it. So it’s very difficult! It’s not like sighted people who can just look at the music and play. I had a think about it and designed hands free Braille music. It works with vibrations being fed to your arms. Both arms receive a vibration: the vibrations pulsing down one arm gives you the tempo and rhythm, and the vibration down the other arms gives you the tone of the notes.”

Shrivastav continues: “At the moment, someone has to operate this device manually but I want it to be automatically operated. I want to incorporate a microphone in the machine, so when you say ‘page one, bar 28’ the machine is voice activated and takes you to that bar. In an orchestral setting it could be activated by the conductor. Everybody in the orchestra would have this equipment. In the rehearsal when the conductor shouts ‘bar 126’ the machine would automatically take every player to that bar. The machine is currently very good for rehearsals. But when you are learning music, practice takes such a long time. I’m thinking we should let children use this technology so they can learn music faster and more easily.”

It is clear that whatever Shrivastav puts his mind to, out comes sensual magic.

Look out for plans to perform Raaja-Ajaar next year when hopefully live performances will be happening everywhere once more!

Baluji Shrivastav OBE new album Indian Classical Interactions Out Now !

Baluji Shrivastav OBE announces the release of his latest album ‘Indian Classical Interactions’ on ARC Music.  The virtual launch party will take place on the 11th October 2020 with registration via Eventbrite (click here to register in order to receive the link before the event starts). 

This album features original works by Baluji Shrivastav OBE, inspired by different artists and musical forms. Baluji brings passion for melody and rhythm inherent in Indian Classical music, together with poetic and philosophical insight, in a series of compositions demonstrating a breathtaking versatility as a virtuoso musician and composer. This album is a tribute to the musical and ethnic diversity of London and the UK which has been the cauldron for so many of Baluji’s creative personal and musical interactions. 

“Virtuoso multi-instrumentalist” - The Times

“One of the greatest instrumentalists to come from India” - Dr Kamalesh Sharma (5th Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Nations from 2008 to 2016, previously High Commissioner for India in London)

Baluji \"....crosses all cultural divides” - The Guardian

The album opens with the magical sounds of sitar and flamenco guitar in ‘A Dream of Andalucia’, based on Raag Charukeshi. It features an interaction between Baluji and Ignacio Monteverde - two great musicians whose own lives and musical journeys have brought them far from the country of their birth.

Next up is Unlimited International Commission ‘Antardrishti - Inner Vision’, which is based on chapter 11 of the Bhagavad Gita and features the Inner Vision Orchestra, the UK’s only ensemble of professional blind musicians.

Sohini’s Aria is from the world’s first and only opera in Urdu. It features Baluji on dilruba and tanpura with Linda Shanson’s vocals.

Finally ‘Sitar Guitar Suites’ which was commissioned by renowned guitarist Timothy Walker with support from Arts Council, and the performance features Indonesian musician Boo Boo Sianturi.

Antardrishti-Inner Vision - Unlimited International Commission - Trailer

What is worse than having no sight? Having no vision. \'Antardrishti – Inner Vision\' , is the latest project by sitar master Baluji Shrivastav OBE. An international music, dance and visual performance, the project is inspired by Chapter 11 of the Hindu philosophical epic the Bhagavad Gita. It explores the concept of divine sight through music, dance and film, and examines what is sight and sightlessness. Performances feature the Inner Vision Orchestra, the only blind ensemble in the UK founded by Baluji himself.  ‘Antardrishti – Inner Vision’ was an Unlimited International Commission which celebrated the work of disabled artists. It was produced by Baluji Music Foundation with support from Arts Council England, British Council, Greater London Fund for the Blind and PRS Foundation. The theme will feature on Baluji\'s upcoming album on ARC Music \'Classical Interactions\'

Inner Vision Orchestra Concert Series - Baluji Shrivastav OBE

This concert was broadcast on the 1st of August 2020.

Baluji Shrivastav OBE is one of the greatest instrumentalists India has produced, excelling in sitar, surbahar, dilruba, pakhavaj and tabla. The outstanding characteristic of Baluji’s musical career is his versatility. His ability to concentrate on sound as his primary mode of interaction with the world has enriched his musicality and his courageous attitude to life is reflected in his approach to music. He is the founder member and musical director of the Inner Vision Orchestra, the UKs only ensemble of professional blind musicians.

ITV news - Inner Vision Orchestra garden rehearsals - July 2020

Sally from ITV News came to record Inner Vision Orchestra musicians Baluji, Fereshteh and Ziad at their first in-person rehearsal after lockdown.

BBC London News - Inner Vision Orchestra - Kate, Takashi, Abi and Baluji together again! July 2020

Wendy Hurrell interviewed Baluji, Abi, Kate and Takashi as they rehearsed in the garden.

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Baluji and Ignacio Monteverde interviewed on London Live about their India-flamenco collaboration

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Baluji and his Inner Vision Orchestra feature on Radio 4 documentary Art of Now - Inner Visions

As part of Radio 4 series Art of Now - Trevor Dann meets visually impaired musicians finding ways to compose and perform in the age of screen-based music-making and hears about pioneering tech helping the brain to see.

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Baluji interviewed by the MU as a Musician Behind the Moment

Baluji  is one of four inspiring musicians featured in the Musicians Union campaign ‘Musician behind the moment’. Baluji\'s #MUmoment is playing London 2012 alongside Coldplay. Hearing the 80,000 strong crowd is a moment he\'ll never forget. 

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Baluji features in the Amber Trust\'s new online resource for teaching music

The Amber trust has launched a major new online resource for teaching music to a blind child - Sound Touch - which is all about inspiring music teachers to show them that everyone can work with children with a visual impairment, and is a superb teaching aid. This video features Joseph, 11 years old, who is blind and on the autism spectrum, Baluji, a professional musician and teacher who is also blind, and Adam, founder of The Amber Trust. The introductory webinar can be found here https://youtu.be/fvEdp63hUUo

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Baluji performs on behalf of Mumbai Opera House - April 2020

As part of Mumbai Opera House AVID learning public education series, accompanied by Linda on tabla. Baluji gives insights on various compositions and performs Raag Charukeshi,  accompanied by Linda on tablas. 

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Baluji performance at SAA Bhaithak Live - April 2020

For this live streamed concert on behalf of SAA, Baluji played Shudha Basant, Basant, Hari in Raag Kafi and his own composition the CoronaVirus song. For more events from SAA https://www.saa-uk.org

Baluji performs under the moon at Bloomsbury Festival with Yousuf Ali Khan and Linda Shanovitch - Oct 2019

Magical ragas and poetry for the moon to celebrate 2019\'s festival theme - Small Steps, Giant Leaps - inspired by the 50th Anniversary of Neil Armstrong\'s lunar landing. A special performance of moon inspired ragas on sitar by virtuoso multi-instrumentalist Baluji Shrivastav OBE accompanied by the highly acclaimed Yousuf Ali Khan on tablas. Opening with a sung poem by Linda Shanovitch accompanied by dilruba. The performance took place in a magical setting under Luke Jerram\'s the Museum of the Moon at Holy Cross Church.

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India-Flamenco. Baluji Shrivastav OBE and Ignacio Monteverde on BBC Radio 3 In Tune August 2019

Baluji Shrivastav\'s and Ignacio Lusardi Monteverde\'s appearance on BB3 Radio 3\'s In Tune. Together they perform three pieces that display the melding of their cultures.

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Baluji performs at the Nehru Centre with Sukhvinder Pinky Singh - June 2019

Baluji performs a mesmerising concert at the Nehru Centre with Sukhvinder \'Pinky\' Singh on tablas and Harsh Pershad on tanpura. 

Baluji and Inner Vision Orchestra on ITV News - July 2020

Baluji was interviewed by ITV news together with Fereshteh and Ziad as Inner Vision Orchestra rehearsals start again as lockdown eases. There are of course a few changes but it is the beginning!  Clip to follow

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Baluji Shrivastav OBE and Abi Baker on BBC Radio Solent

Sasha Twining interviews Baluji Shrivastav OBE and Abi Baker ahead of their performance at the Southampton Mela

Hind Rattan Award - 2019

The Hind Rattan Award I accepted from the 38th International Congress of NRIs, New Delhi, 2019. The award was received for Outstanding services, Achievements and Contributions. 

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London Festival of Strings

Baluji Shrivastav at the London Strings Festival.

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Working with British Paraorchestra Towards Harmony

An inspiring film about the important work of British Paraorchestra bringing top quality music played musicians who are differently abled.

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Braille Music Trailer

Braille Music is the subject of a new documentary directed by American film-maker Michael House. It features six blind musicians who come together to record a tribute to Louis Braille.

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Baluji visiting the visually-impaired steelpan group

Baluji visited the visually-impaired steelpan group in Ealing on 8th May, 2017.

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Baluji Shrivastav introduces Indian Music to Mexican Students

Baluji Shrivastav introduces Indian Music to Mexican Students in Oaxaca Mexico in the village of pottery makers called Santa Maria Atzompa where his wife lived and worked many years ago. The children had never met anyone from India before or heard Indian music before, so it was a wonderful experience for everyone.

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Baluji Shrivastav OBE performing at the London Fashion Week for Ashish

An intoxicating performance - Vogue


Ashish Gupta exotic catwalk complete with snake and sitar at London Fashion Week...

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Brilliant Sitar and Oud duet

Two maestros meet, sit down together, and create the most stunning music out of the ether! Baluji first met Joseph in Perth, Australia in 2005. They have not met again till August 2016. Hopefully they will perform in public together one day!

LONDON FASHION WEEK ELECTRIFYING SITAR

The fashionist crowd went beserk at the end of Baluji s enchanting spellbinding vocal and sitar accompaniment to Ashish s stunning new collection on the catwalk...

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A view of Sitar/Guitar Suites by Baluji Shrivastav

This is a contemporary work commissioned by eminent guitarist Timothy Walker who wants to extend the available repertoire for the guitar to reflect different cultural influences. He first met Baluji when they worked together on a project by Sarah Walker. The work was performed at the Purcell Rooms and Leeds College of Music. It will soon be going on tour again, featuring  Boo-Boo who is talented graduate of Timothy Walker originating from Indonesia.

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Path of Time by Linda Shanson accompanied by Baluji & James at St. George Church London

This is a film by Oscar Castellino celebrating the moving music produced by Linda, Baluji and James Welland who often work together to create powerful original works. This was a fundraising concert to support disabled young music students.

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Misbehaving Ain\\\'t Misbehaving

Baluji and James Welland improvise a unique version of the Jazz Classic with piano and Indian folk drum called Naal.

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Jazz with James

Baluji and James Welland are having fun exploring rhythmic patterns on piano and tabla.

Performing at The Wigmore Hall London

Baluji was performing an improvised work at the Wigmore Hall London

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How to use a selfie without seeing!

Baluji and Boo-boo rehearsing Balujis Sitar Guitar Suites

A photo of Baluji rehearsing his Sitar Guitar Suites at home with guitarist Boo-boo Sianturi.  


Photo taken by Oscar Dom Victor Castellino

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Geranium Day Busking in Covent Garden 20 May 16

Baluji Shrivastav was joined by members of his Inner Vision Orchestra on Friday 20th May 2016, to busk in Covent Garden in order to raise money for Baluji Music Foundation on Geranium Day - a fundraising day organised by the Greater London Fund for the Blind.


The musicians were given a complimentary lunch by Wagamama, and tea and snacks by The Punjab Restaurant in Covent Garden.

Passers by were entertained by the ensemble featuring voice, table, violin, harmonica and guitar.  The busking raised lots of money and spread the word about this great cause!


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Sayani Palit singing for Baluji in Radio BongOnets Studios in Kolkata

As part of the research and development tour that took place in January and February 2016 when Baluji was looking for outstanding blind musicians from different regions of India, he met the wonderful Sayani who is an accomplished Indian classical singer.

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Glimpse of Liberty Festival

Going up on to the stage at Liberty Festival 2015, in our ponchos for the rain!

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London Without Limits

I really enjoyed bringing our Inner Vision Quartet to perform at Borough Market-especially the food afterwards!

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Parveen singing Sohini

Baluji teaching pining Sohini to Parveen for their performance of Sohini & Mahival at Alchemy 2015, part of the Southbank Centre\'s Festival

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BBC World Service Interview - Sitar Star Baluji Shrivastav: Why can\'t we sing Urdu Opera?

He has played with Stevie Wonder, Coldplay and Massive Attack. Now, the blind Indian sitar player Baluji Shrivastav wants to stage the first Urdu language opera.


BBC World Service interview Baluji about his new Urdu Opera Sohini and Mahival which is appearing at The Southbank Centres Alchemy festival.

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Baluji Shrivastav & Baldev Singh at New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich

Footage from Baluji on sitar and Baldev on tabla at the New Wolsey Theatre

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Seasons Greetings!

A special message of good cheer to all music lovers. We hope you will enjoy more concerts with us in the coming year.

Watch the special song from Baluji to get into the Christmas spirit.

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Appreciation of Baluji and his achievements

Introduction at sell out concert at Burgh House of Classical Indian maestro on his birthday.

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Inner Vision Orchestra on BBC News

An interview and a performance at BBC News by a group of musicians from around the world who are promoting one message: that the power of music can transform lives. They also have one other thing in common - all members of the Inner Vision Orchestra are blind or partially sighted. Led by sitar maestro Baluji Shrivastav, the group performs songs from the Middle East to Afghanistan and India, gospel and blues and Western classical compositions.

This was part of the coverage of the National Tour 2014, and also promoting the documentary film Inner Vision.

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Princess Fereshteh preparing to go on stage with the Inner Orchestra

Backstage at New Wolsey Theatre Fereshteh is finishing her makeup.   

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Inner Vision at BBC In Tune Radio 3

Happy hug with BBC radio3 In Tune Sean with Inner Vision Orchestra

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Baluji performs in Qatar with the British Paraorchestra

The British Paraorchestra perform with the Qatar Philharmonic in Doha, March 2014. Part of Sasol\'s Definitely Able initiative.

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Inner Vision Orchestra Film

A documentary film following Britain\'s only blind orchestra on their UK tour. A celebration of the power of music to transform lives.

INNER VISION is a feature-length documentary about the Inner Vision Orchestra, its members and their stories, struggles and triumphs. With some players born blind and others experiencing sight loss in their life, the heart of this film will reveal intimate portraits of key characters from around the world, and how creativity has helped them overcome the challenges imposed by sight loss.

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Baluji performing with The British Paraorchestra

Here is some footage of Baluji performing at TEDX with the British Paraorchestra. 

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Baluji and Tom Waits Chicago...an interesting use of sitar

Opening the disc is a dark, horn-driven up-tempo piece called “Chicago,” which features some great miking techniques on the snare to achieve a train sound and an interesting use of sitar by Baluji Shrivastav The title track is quintessential Waits, featuring a wonderfully dirty, clangy snare backbeat and a gritty New Orleans-inspired funk groove. This is heavy in the truest sense of the word, and Waits’ rough-and-tumble wail and cigarette-drenched rasp are showcased perfectly here. 


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Jingle Bells Baluji Style

gungaru bells jingle bells on sitars 

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Fereshteh at BBC 100 Women

BBC 100 Women event went live on BBC World News TV & BBC World Service Radio in English and all their different languages. Fereshteh has been touring the UK in an Arts Council supported tour of Baluji Shrivastav and the Inner Vision Orchestra. Her parents have threatened to burn Fereshteh if she sings in public.

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Fereshteh on BBC Persian Service TV

Inner Vision Orchestra\'s Iranian singer Fereshteh has been touring the UK and tells Iran about her life, promoting awareness of disability and women\'s issues. Thanks to Arts Council England for enabling this tour to take place.

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Welcome to Respect Festival

Baluji Shrivastav presents Inner Vision Orchestra on tour . The final gig was at the Respect Festival Plymouth. Here the band arrives.

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Peggy Scott Presents LOVE IS BLIND

At a wonderful concert concluding the Inner Vision Orchestra UK Tour at Plymouth Respect festival Peggy Scott who is 90 years old presents her favourite song.

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Respect Festival Inner Vision Orchestra Finale

Showing the humour and spontaneity of the Inner Vision Orchestra at the Respect festival Plymouth where the musicians improvise and joke with the audience. After their encore they mingle with their fans from the audience.

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Denise Leigh and Baluji Shrivastav

Part of Inner Vision Orchestra UK Tour 2013 funded by Arts Council England. A world first of German Lieder with Indian dilruba! A daring experiment typical of the adventurous spirit of Baluji Shrivastav and Denise Leigh.

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University of Plymouth Music Workshop by Baluji Shrivastav & Ziad Sinno

Part of the purpose of Inner Vision is to train blind musicians to give workshops. Here, Ziad Sinno, who has been trained to give workshops by Baluji is joining him in teaching at Plymouth University Music department.

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Jazz Orient Star Linda Shanson - A Female Focus

Linda Shanson, Jazz Orient Star  - talks about what it means to be an artist in Female Focus. 

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Baluji Shrivastav and Inner Vision on BBC Asian Network

Watch and listen to Baluji and members of the Inner Vision Orchestra at BBC Asian Network publicising their main London gig of the Arts Council of England funded national tour of Baluji Shrivastav and his Inner Vision Orchestra of blind musicians.

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Inner Vision Orchestra on BBC World Update

Baluji Shrivastav MD with two members of his 10 piece Inner Vision Orchestra , Takashi Kikuchi and Ziad Sinno , discuss their lives and music ,and play live on air. They are touring with the orchestra all over the UK in a groundbreaking project supported by Arts Council England. Blind musicians breaking down barriers and bringing joy! Film by Linda Shanson CEO of Baluji Music Foundation

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Inner Vision Orchestra on BBC London The Sunny and Shay show

Film of Baluji Shrivastav and Victoria Oruwari from Inner Vision Orchestra on BBC London Sunny & Shay show in the lead up to their big show at Kings Place Theatre London on August 23 2013

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Inner Vision rehearsing and performing at Kings Place. London as part of their national tour

Indian maestro and Musical Director, Baluji Shrivastav (sitar/ dilruba/ tabla/ gopi/ harmonium/ naal/ vocals) has brought together incredible musicians from around the world who are blind or partially sighted. Their uplifting music moves between songs from Iran, Afghanistan, India and Nigeria with soulful Gospel and Blues to sublime Indian Ragas and Western Classical compositions. Driven by the intensity of an inner vision they celebrate the power of music to transform lives.

Supported by Arts Council of England and the National Lottery , they have been touring the country, performing at top venues, delighting audiences ,and raising the profile of blind performers in their press and media coverage.

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On the move with Inner Vision Orchestra

Inner Vision Ten blind musicians, 3 guide dogs and a pile of luggage and instruments travel from London to Wale to perform at Welsh Millennium Centre and Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. A unique ensemble with different cultures, languages and religions, united by their love of music.



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The IVO perform at UCAN Festival in Cardiff\'s Millennium Center

The Inner Vision Orchestra perform in Cymru in Cardiff Wales as part of the UCAN Festival at the Millenium Centre on July 23 & 24 2013 


Thanks to Arts Council of Wales. 

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Baluji Shrivastav Presents: The Inner Vision Orchestra UK TOUR 2013

Fereshteh Khousrojerdy sings with the Inner Vision Orchestra as part of their 2013 UK Tour at The Octagon Theatre in Somerset on Friday 14th June 2014 


Footage by Marie-Cecile Embleton

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Baluji performs at The Purcell Room, Southbank Centre with Jazz Orient

Baluji Shrivastav is a multi instrumentalist who lives in London UK. This footage was taken from a performance at The London South Bank (The Purcell Room) at Alchemy Festival April 2013. He was performing with his band Jazz Orient.

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Baluji Shrivastav - Alchemy Festival promo

Baluji Shrivastav is one of the greatest instrumentalists India has produced excelling in sitar, surbahar, dilruba, pakhavaj and tabla. The outstanding characteristic of Baluji\'s musical career is his versatility. His ability to concentrate on sound as his primary mode of interaction with the world has enriched his musicality and his courageous attitude to life is reflected in his approach to music. 

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JAZZ ORIENTs UNDISCOVERED TIME Album Sample

INDIAN WORLD MUSIC FUSION - UNDISCOVERED TIME 

JAZZ ORIENT / Re-Orients Album is available from the Shop or from ARC Music. 
Jazz Orient are currently taking bookings for concerts and events in 2013. Go to the Jazz Orient tab for more info. 

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Fruit by JAZZ ORIENT

Jazz Orients Fruit taken from the album Re-Orient , with Baluji Shrivastav (sitar), Andy Sheppard (sax), Guy Barker (trumpet), Hossam Ramzy (egyptian percussion) and Linda Shanson (vocals). At the core of Jazz Orient are Baluji Shrivastav, Chris Conway and Linda Shanovitch who celebrate Jazz, Eastern European, Middle Eastern and Indian music creating a kaleidoscope of rhythms and melodies with intricate patterns of percussive footwork and graceful movements from Indian dance.

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Baluji Shrivastav performing in Arabic at louis Braille Festival Morrocco

Blind maestro joins other great blind musicians in Morocco at 2012 Louis Braille festival. He sings a song in Arabic to the delight of the audience who are surprised to hear their own language sung in an Indian style.

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Baluji performs composition - Indian in London on sitar

Baluji Shrivastav performs composition \'Indian in London\' on sitar and with Girona orchestra.

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Indian in London composed and performed by Baluji Shrivastav

Baluji Shrivastav performs composition, Indian In London with Girona. 

Baluji NU Sound radio interview

Baluji is interviewed by NU Sound Radio

Baluji playing with the Paraorchestra and Coldplay at Paralympic Closing Ceremony 2012

Baluji playing with the Paraorchestra and Coldplay at Paralympic Closing Ceremony 2012

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Baluji playing with Jimi from Doves at the BBC Electric Proms

Doves took to The Roundhouse stage with the London Bulgarian Choir for a brand new performance, reworking the band\'s music for the BBC Electric Proms audience.
Composer Avshalom Caspi was specially commissioned to rearrange a number of Doves tracks for the 40-strong London Bulgarian Choir. The choir\'s unique phrasing and emotive folk singing style perfectly complemented the soaring melodies of the band.

Baluji Shrivastav: Sitar - Dhun Bhairavi - Taal Kamerua

Baluji live in London Mela 2007. Raag Bhairavi - Taal Kamerua