Multicultural Arts Victoria

Amin Payne + Hari Sivanesan EP Launch – ‘Sarasvati’ as part of Emerge In Yarra 2018

Born out of Multicultural Arts Victoria’s ReMastered Myths music program, the unique collaboration between producer/DJ, Amin Payne, and acclaimed Veena artist, Hari Sivanesan, deconstructs stereotypes surrounding world music. The night will also feature Bashka with their dance music from the dirt streets of Turkey via Melbourne, the captivating vocals and electronica of Aarti Jadu and experimental dancer and theatre maker, Joshinder Chaggar.

Collaborators Amin Payne and Hari Sivanesan create hypnotic soundscapes that fuse Traditional Indian music with hip hop elements and modern technology creating something fresh to bring both cultures and sounds together. This is a very special project that moulds the analogue vs digital world together to connect the audience with the familiar sounds and educate them with the not so familiar.

Amin Payne is a producer/DJ/performer from Auckland now based in Melbourne. Co-Founder and member of the bands ‘Due Dillagence’ & ‘OJ KUSH’ he is also a vital member of the Operatives, and co-founder of Condensed Milk, a collective and label that has a strong following across Melbourne and has released several acclaimed compilations of local and International artists. Amin has released work on Cascade Records, Hot Shot Sounds, Born To Shine & BeatGeeks and has shared stages with the likes of Aloe Blacc, Flying Lotus, Gaslamp Killer, Talib Kweli, Peanut Butter Wolf, Eric Lau, Hudson Mohawke, Kev Brown, Oddisee, Suff Daddy, Black Milk, Tall Black Guy, Julien Dyne and Hiatus Kaiyote.

Hari Vrndavn Sivanesan is one of the UK’s most acclaimed Veena Artists. Having trained under Gurus in London and India, Hari was chosen by Pandit Ravi Shankar to collaborate on numerous projects including a 40 city concert tour and various CDs. He worked at a young age with the late George Harrison (the Beatles) in producing Raviji’s CDs and was invite to play at Concert for George after his passing. Hari was chosen by BBC Radio 3 as their Would Routes Mentee to produce a series of radio programs presenting Carnatic music to UK radio listeners. He mentored under Smt Aruna Sairam, culminating in sharing a stage with her for the first and only Carnatic (South Indian) BBC Prom in 2011 and the first time the Veena was played in the Royal Albert. Hari has toured extensively as both a solo artist and accompaniment especially for dance. Under the instruction of Smt Sivasakthi Sivanesan he now has started to teach to the younger generation.

For more information on the other featured artists, visit Multicultural Arts Victoria

27 July 2018
9 PM till late
The Night Cat
137-141 Johnston St, Fitzroy

$15 Full / $10 Concession via Eventbrite


Event starts
Friday 27 July, 2018
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Friday 27 July, 2018
The Night Cat
Venue Address
137-141 Johnston St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Melbourne, Melbourne

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