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Project overview

Project 71 – Desi GuitR sees artist Aziz Ibrahim create new work with its root in his unique guitar expertise.  With a focus on ancient South Asian classical instruments, blending musical genres and working collaboratively, cross-media and digitally, he will share their beauty and relevance with contemporary audiences. He will use the sonic capabilities of these instruments to ‘translate’ their essence for heritage, arts, mainstream, online and community spaces, facilitating a free flow of knowledge and cultural exchange in meaningful ways for existing, new and currently disengaged audiences.

  • Aziz and Dal

    Aziz and Dal

  • Gurpreet Singh - Surangi

    Gurpreet Singh – Surangi

  • Dalbir Singh Rattan & the Tabla Ensemble

    Dalbir Singh Rattan & the Tabla Ensemble

  • Project71 DesiGuitR Spinning Top

    Project71 DesiGuitR Spinning Top 110518

  • DesiGuitR May 2019

    DesiGuitR at The Spinning Top


Non Touring Activities

No upcoming shows scheduled

Featured Artists


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Dalbir Singh Rattan & The Tabla Ensemble

Tabla, Parenth, Indian Classical Vocals, Percussion

Maestro Dalbir Singh Rattan leads his student Tabla Ensemble for Aziz Ibrahim's Desi GuitR at New Art Exchanges Nottingham Mela 2018


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Johnny J

Digital Specialist, Remixer

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Gurpreet Singh

Surangi artist

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Inderjit Matharu - Tabla

Visual Artist

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Hardeep Pandhal

Visual Artist

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Kaviraj Singh - Santoor & Vocals


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Sooree Pillay

Writer

Sooree is an accomplished writer/actor & will work with Aziz to realise the written interpretation of the project.

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Tashia Sky

Singer, Songwriter


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Partners


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Arts Council England

Arts Council England

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UCLAN - Preston
Project71 Partners

UCLAN Preston


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NAE - New Art Exchange

New Art Exchange is a contemporary art gallery in Nottingham's Hyson Green neighbourhood representing contexts of Black, Asian, and minority ethnic artists and communities. They are the project mentors under Skinder Hundal CEO.

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The Spinning Top

Music lab & Collaboration zone

the Spinning Top - Music Lab & Collaboration venue in Stockport, Cheshire.


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HOME Manchester

Project71 Partners & Mentor

HOME Manchester

University Of Salford

University Of Salford

Farsley Festival

Trouble At Mill