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AWIL 111 - Adesh Sundaresan

 Phenomenal & gifted South Indian music vocalist Adesh Sundaresan on this A World In London! Click:

On a freezing foggy day in London Town, we needed a voice that could melt our hearts and cut through ice. Fortunately, we found the right man for the job in Adesh Sundaresan! His sparkling personality and stunning vocals generated enough warmth in the Resonance studio to heat a thousand houses. This pitch-perfect, pure-toned 21 year old’s passion for Carnatic music was ignited by his grandmother when he was a toddler, and he now sings with the confidence and maturity of a much older maestro. These days, South Indian classical music remains a rigorous discipline yet is taught via Skype from Chennai to West London by Adesh’s guru Dr. Mala Swamy! Nevertheless,  it remains the responsibility of the student to be willing, open, and dedicated, learning every  raag, nuance, and ornamentation, to develop the skills required for perfect improvisation. Adesh radiates all these qualities in abundance & has natural raw talent which can’t be taught. He’s an eloquent communicator, both musically and verbally, and it’s a good bet that his bedside manner as a medical student at UCL is equally perfect. Physician plus musician, Adesh is poised to be a major new ambassador for Carnatic music in the UK and beyond, translating all its goodness & tradition with infectious enthusiasm to younger recruits and wider audiences. He’s part of a new initiative called Raga Room which kicks off on YouTube in March, featuring the nu-wave of young British Carnatic devotees, so look out for Adesh’s debut there on April 23rd!


  ARTIST                        TRACK                         COUNTRY

Hossam Ramzy         Sabla Tolo IV              Egypt/UK

Stefanos Tsourelis Trio        Anosis                   UK/Greece

Adesh Sundaresan  Shrinivasa - ragam hamsanandi  UK/India    

‘                       ‘        Rarama inti daaka- ragam asaveri   ‘   ‘

‘                       ‘        Kambhoji ragam                            ‘         ‘

‘                       ‘        Thillana - ragam madhuvanti  ‘         ‘



25/1/17 – AWIL at Res 110  Online:  Pics by Sofia Gaetani-Morris. Also this week, great new global music on AWIL at SOAS Radio featuring Baluji Shrivastav, Srdjan Beronja, Nguyen Le, Aurelio, Seckou Keita, Warsaw Village Band, Debashish Bhattacharya, Vocal-Global, Karmana, and more! Coming up in February live sessions from Idan Raichel, The Koral Society ++! Happy Chinese New Year!! #AWorldinLondon – IN ITS ELEVENTH YEAR! Live on Wednesdays 6.30pm Resonance 104.4 4pm SOAS Radio