Padmashri Prof Dr Yella Venkateshwara Rao presents Colours of Rhythm

Yella Venkateswara Rao is an Indian classical musician and percussionist, considered by many as one of the leading exponents of Mridangam, an ancient Indian percussion instrument. He is featured in the Guinness Book of World Records for playing mridangam continuously for 36 hours. He has performed as an accompanist to such renowned musicians as M. S. Subbulakshmi, Ravi Shankar, Chembai, Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer, M. Balamuralikrishna, L. Subramaniam, K. J. Yesudas, Amjad Ali Khan, Hariprasad Chaurasia and Bhimsen Joshi and is credited with over 15,000 performances in India and abroad. The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2008, for his contributions to Music.

Sat 4 Nov / 2pm – 10pm
Redbridge Town Hall, Ilford


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