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Justyna Jablonska And Simon Thacker
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United Kingdom
Influences: Gypsy , West European , India
Genres: contemporary, new, classical, world
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About: Karmana
About: Karmana Songs of the Roma
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Guitar virtuoso Simon Thacker'sduo with the outstanding young Polish cellistJustyna Jablonskaperforms compellingnew music which distills the essence of Simon'spioneering intercultural experiencesto create new soundworlds. Their current programme isKarmana.They also collaborate with leading performers from diverse traditions.

Karmanais Sanskrit for "performing anything by means of magic" and the programme is informed by the belief in the mystical, transformative power of sound, drawing upon Simon’s unique inspirations and collaborations around the world.Karmanacombines elements from classical, Indian,Celtic, Balkan, Flamenco, Eastern European Gypsy and Polish music, with Simon adding, transforming and subverting the elements of each that move him the most to deepen the expressivity of his own musical language. The result is new music of a rare emotional directness, spontaneity and inner searching, embracing the incredible sonic palette of guitar and cello.