Ahimsa: Meditations on Gandhi

Concert or Performance

28 Oct 2021 Once Only Event

During times of social and political unrest, the great Mahatma Gandhi’s example of peaceful protest now seems more important and relevant than ever. Along with thousands of fellow Indians rallying against European rule, his great Salt March of 1930 led directly to the granting of Indian independence and has become a testament to the power of civil disobedience.

In this heartfelt tribute celebrating the 150th anniversary of Gandhi’s birth, Ahimsa features original pieces from one of Australia’s finest jazz composers Sandy Evans, inspired by the freedom fighter’s writings and philosophy of non-violence. Mixing Indian classical with contemporary jazz, Gandhi’s words are translated into Sanskrit by Chris Whiteman and Vasudevacharya to form the foundation of these captivating compositions.

Joining Sandy on stage are the inspirational artist Sarangan Sriranganathan on voice and sitar and highly esteemed tabla player Bobby Singh in an innovative pairing with the inventor of the airsticks (or ‘electronic drums’) Alon Ilsar. Outstanding bass player Brett Hirst completes the line up. Don’t miss this entrancing evening of intercultural musicianship.

Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival

Event Dates

Once Only Event

28 Oct 2021

Nearby Accommodation

View All
DEAL
Lounge room, comfortable 5 seater couch

Adelaide Style Accommodation – Close to City in Stylish North Adelaide

North Adelaide, Adelaide

Relax and enjoy the ambiance of this loungeroom

Adelaide Style Accommodation – Getaway in North Adelaide

North Adelaide, Adelaide

Enjoy family and friends company in this spacious loungeroom with TV

Adelaide Style Accommodation-City to Beach Luxury Home

Everard Park, Unley

One of a line of historic row cottages

The Lion Cottage

North Adelaide, Adelaide

ibis Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia

ibis Adelaide

Adelaide

Hotel in Adelaide

InterContinental Adelaide

Adelaide

Contact Us