5 episodes

Join early-career arts leaders Meera and Mohammed as they talk to artists and arts leaders about how they 'made it' into the industry.Generation 21 is the podcast by South Asian Arts-uk (SAA-uk), a performance arts organisation specialising in Indian classical music and dance.

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Join early-career arts leaders Meera and Mohammed as they talk to artists and arts leaders about how they 'made it' into the industry.Generation 21 is the podcast by South Asian Arts-uk (SAA-uk), a performance arts organisation specialising in Indian classical music and dance.

    Episode 4: In conversation with Selina McGonagle

    Episode 4: In conversation with Selina McGonagle

    This week we sit down with dancer and Artistic Director of the Geraldine Connor Foundation, Selina McGonagle. She tells us about making the shift from dancer to arts leader, bringing ballet to thousands of children, the DO NOTS for young artists when marketing themselves, and what needs to be done to preserve the arts for the next generation.

    • 37 min
    Episode 3: in conversation with Qais Essar

    Episode 3: in conversation with Qais Essar

    This week we sit down with award winning composer and rabab player, Qais Essar. We talk about the origins of the rabab, the difference in performance technique between the rabab and sarod, winning the Canadian Screen Award for his original song ‘The Crown Sleeps’, and the Eastern and Western influences on his latest EP, Letters to my Best Friend.

    • 35 min
    Episode 2: In conversation with Vijay Venkat

    Episode 2: In conversation with Vijay Venkat

    This week we sit down with multi-instrumentalist, singer, and composer Vijay Venkat. We talk about the number of instruments he plays (more than 10, Mohammed counted), wanting to become a professional tennis player, performing three hour concerts without a break, the importance of lineage in Indian classical music, and the differences between Carnatic and Hindustani music. Episode 2 Spotify playlist: https://spoti.fi/2KtOJ8H

    • 39 min
    Episode 1: In conversation with Keranjeet Kaur Virdee

    Episode 1: In conversation with Keranjeet Kaur Virdee

    In our first episode we sit down with Chief Executive and Artistic Director of South Asian Arts-uk (SAA-uk) Keranjeet Kaur Virdee, who tells us how she went from making clothes for Princess Anne to Artistic Director, why she feels the arts sector is still not diverse enough, and how that (and thinking about getting run over by busses) led to the ‘Generation 21’ training programmeEp 1 Spotify playlist: https://spoti.fi/2VTAtLY

    • 40 min
    Generation 21: Trailer

    Generation 21: Trailer

    Generation 21 is the podcast by South Asian Arts-uk (SAA-uk) bringing the best traditional and contemporary Indian classical music/dance to Leeds.

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