Songs of Love from East to West

A concert where Classical Indian music meets Western styles. Local singer Raaheel Husain explains ...

Songs of Love from East to West

Meet Raaheel Husain.   Raised locally, Raaheel’s fusion of Classical Indian music with Western styles like Gospel and Soul is causing a stir and comes to St Catherine’s Church as part of Telegraph Hill Festival.

Songs Of Love From East To West
St Catherine’s Church, Telegraph Hill
Tuesday 28th March at 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)
£10 (6 concessions)

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Q) What inspired you to put forward the idea for this concert?

I’ve played the sitar and sung most of my life and performed in many Indian classical concerts.   Having been brought up in Telegraph Hill and lived in the area all of my life has also meant I’ve been influenced by Western music as well. I am particularly fond of gospel and soulful music and I have been told that my voice suits that genre so I’m taking the plunge and creating a night which showcases these genres side by side.

It’s a first for me!

Q) It sounds like quite a mix of different pieces. What should the audience expect?

It is! While the styles will be different, the theme of the evening will be love. We’ve decided to pull together songs of love for yourself, for others and for God which aims to showcase how amazing these songs are and how far they can extend. They are songs which people can connect with on a number of levels, not just one, which should make it appealing for a wide audience.

Q) Why did you want to get involved with the Telegraph Hill Festival?

Growing up, Telegraph Hill was on my doorstep. It’s an incredibly creative area and I’ve always loved living here, meeting great people and attending the festival in the past. Having performed at the Royal Festival Hall, in Rome, and so many other places, I thought it would be great to share this new concert on home soil!

This concert is for anyone who loves live music and likes the sound of the mix of styles.  Don’t miss it!   BOOK NOW

Songs Of Love From East To West
St Catherine’s Church, Telegraph Hill
Tuesday 28th March at 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)
£10 (6 concessions)

BOOK NOW