Bollywood comes to QE

On 2nd March, 19 boys took part in the Bollywood workshop with Sam Suriakumar. The boys worked for three hours putting together over six minutes’ worth of music.

They played a version of A.R.Rahman’s Raga’s Dance including elements of improvisation. The boys worked with very different notation to that which they were used to, having to listen to, work out and remember the rhythms and structure of the piece. The boys played a mixture of both Western and Indian instruments and combined them seamlessly. The performance will go forward to form our entry for the Music for Youth festival. Listen to the recording here.