This residence reunites the classical guitarist, Shahnawaz Ahmed Khan and the Kora artist from West Africa, Chérif Soumano, in a musical jugalbandi across the country. Cherif Soumano is a rising star of the kora; he offers music of his time while being deeply rooted in the traditional repertoire that his father transmitted to him in Mali. He has performed with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Roberto Fonseca, co-founded the World Kora Trio and recorded for Marcus Miller.
He is undoubtedly one of the most talented and promising kora players of his generation by his ability to communicate musically with all types of music, not to mention his exceptional virtuosity coupled with great expressiveness. Shahnawaz Khan is quite an unusual classical Indian musician, playing various styles on modern guitar with unique technique and incredible ease.
Criss-crossing India as part of the InChorus platform for musical exchange between Indian and French artists, this project is brought to you by Alliance Française de Delhi and the Kalasetu organization for the promotion of South Asian Traditional Performing Arts. InChorus is dedicated to young and promising musicians of all genres settled in India and France through residencies, concerts and workshops.