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Raghu Dixit And Advaita’s Suhail Yusuf Khan To Perform Together

The Indian musicians will be joined by rock artists from Scotland for weeklong jam sessions, concert as part of The Dewarist Sessions

Sharin Bhatti Jun 22, 2012
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James Yorkston and Suhail Yusuf Khan performing in Scotland

All of next week, Indian folk rocker Raghu Dixit and Advaita sarangi player and serial collaborator Suhail Yusuf Khan will travel all across Scotland to jam with local artists to contribute to a series of workshops, concert and an album as part of a project called The Dewarists Sessions. The project is slated to be held between June 25th and 29th. The Scottish artists who will share the stage with Khan and Dixit include singer/songwriter King Creosote, Scottish band The Pictish Trail and folk musician James Yorkston.

Raghu Dixit

The Dewarist Sessions takes The Dewarists, the show which went on air in 2011 and included collaborations between Indian artists, to the next level bringing together Indian and international artists. Khan has been a part of similar sessions with Yorkston where he played a set at the TED 2011 global conference at Edinburgh, Scotland.

Khan says it all happened by accident. “When King Creosote performed in Delhi last year, I was asked to jam with them on stage a night before. I was already committed to play with Advaita the same night at a college gig. I had no time to listen to the band or understand their sound. I simply finished my gig with Advaita and rushed to the other venue. I just followed their vibe and matched my sarangi,” recalls Khan.

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While Khan will be traveling from India for the collaboration, Dixit is already traveling and performing across UK. At the end of their week-long jam session, all the artists will play a one and a half hour set at The Caves, Edinburgh. The Dewarist Sessions album will be recorded in the same week and released sometime later this year.

 

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