Masala, Monsoons & the Mango Sun
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Who took a bite out of the sun? How are flying monkeys made?
What happened to the boy with no head?
And how on earth can it take so long to find a coconut for breakfast?!
Storyteller Emily Hennessey & virtuoso sitar player Sheema Mukherjee take us on a wild musical ride through the myths and folktales of India.
Hold on to your hats!
For everyone aged 6+
EMILY HENNESSEY is a bold and dynamic performance storyteller who tells myths, epics, folktales and wondertales from across the world.
With a Swedish background, Emily has a particular passion for Norse mythology and Scandinavian folktales. Work and travels in India have also infused a great love of Hindu myth and epic.
Emily’s storytelling style is physical, powerful and often funny, captivating audiences of all ages.
Recent performances include the British Museum, Soho Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, Royal Opera House, and Delhi Storytelling Festival.
Sheema Mukherjee is an internationally renowned sitar player and composer best known for her work with Transglobal Underground and The Imagined Village. Her work was featured during the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Sheema absorbed North Indian classical music and the western tradition side-by-side, studying sitar and Indian classical music under the tutelage of her uncle, the late Pandit Nikhil Banerjee and then with the late Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. Brought up between Britain and India, she has a rich background to draw on in her own compositions and collaborations. www.mukherjee.co.uk