Tamil Londoner Susheela Raman will present an evening of jazz on 9th December at Hard Rock Cafe.
Susheela Raman is a singer of Indian descent who was born in London and had emigrated to Australia with her family. In Australia, she studied classical south Indian music, and began giving performances. She then began working with Western forms including rock and soul, while continuing to study classical Indian music with Shruti Sadolikar.
Her desire to mix Indian with Western music resulted in her first album, 'Salt Rain', in 2001, followed by 'Love Trap' in 2003. In 2005, she released 'Music For Crocodiles'. In 2006, Susheela was nominated for the second time for BBC World Music Award, and was the subject of a one-hour documentary called 'Indian Journey', directed by Mark Kidel on French-German TV channel ARTE.
In the same year, she independently recorded her 4th album '33 1/3', which is a set of re-imaginings of music from the sixties and seventies. Artists covered in the album include Dylan, Lennon, Velvet Underground, Captain Beefheart, and Can and Throbbing Gristle. The album features long term collaborators Sam Mills on guitar, Vincent Segal on cello, and Aref Durvesh on tabla. The album was released in April 2007 in France.
Please contact the venue at 6660-4242 for further details.