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Baluji on Maa Ashapura News

Baluji on Maa Ashapura News

Baluji appeared on Maa Ashapura News in Kutch, talking about the Re:Imagine India project. Watch the interview here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDhFP_2lrAY

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Baluji in Usmanpur

Baluji in Usmanpur

Balu was received like a star in his home village Usmanpur on his birthday! He was shown around the village by the son of the woman who tried to treat his eye infection unsuccessfully. They showed us the place where he was born in a mud brick house.

Baluji's biography was featured in the press, as well as information on the Re: Imagine India project.

To view the press clipping, click here!

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Being a Man at the Southbank Centre

Being a Man at the Southbank Centre

Come and be mentored by Baluji at the Speed Mentoring sessions at the Being a Man festival at the Southbank Centre.


The sessions will next place on Friday 27th November 2015 10.30am-12noon.

Being A Man addresses the challenges and pressures of masculine identity in the 21st century.

This major new festival – now in its second year – is taking over Southbank Centre for three days in November 2015. Join us for conversations and the sharing of stories – serious, challenging and light-hearted – plus the mandate to discuss anything and everything about being a man today.

For more details, visit the website here: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/festivals-series/being-a-man

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Richard Cloudesley School Kids at the Award Night

Richard Cloudesley School Guest of Honour

On behalf of the Baluji Music Foundation, Baluji Shrivastav has been invited as Guest of Honour to perform at Richard Cloudesley School's Annual Awards Night, recognising the achievement of the pupils at this special needs school.

The theme this year is Bollywood and Baluji will take the stage in style, performing a set of Bollywood classics.

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Sohini

Sohini & Mahival - a Southbank success!

Sohini & Mahival, the worlds first Urdu Ortorio, was showcased for the first time this year - with music composed by Baluji Shrivastav and Oscar Winner Dario Marianelli.

The piece went down a storm to a packed house at the Southbank Centre as part of Alchemy 2015. The sold out performance of our ground-breaking Urdu Opera ‘Sohini & Mahival’ went very well, with some wonderful quotes received:

Distinguished international opera star Patricia Rozario said “It was a very strong production & I loved the idea of having two aspects of the lovers-a brilliant idea! The music was very good, very powerful. I think there is tremendous mileage you can get out of this piece. The language brings a new dimension to the singing of it. We need to see this develop in it’s original language.”

Hilal Fareed –Urdu poet and founder of the Sir Syed Foundation whose aim is to foster Indo-British friendship, promote Indo-Islamic Art and Literature – said “  You simplified the poetry and conveyed the story beautifully –I am very impressed”.

Click below to view some of the photography from the wonderful Simon Richardson from its debut performance

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