DetailsTime : 7.30 pm
Venue : Home Manchester
Address : 2 Tony Wilson Place
State : Greater Manchester
Zip : M15 4FN
Phone : +44 (0)161 228 7621
Contact Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Website : http://www.homemcr.org
Up Close and Personal
Longsight Anson estate artist Aziz Ibrahim is a master collaborator, having worked with diverse artists/projects such as Simply Red, The Stone Roses, Asia, Ian Brown, Overload (Pakistan), Paul Weller, Mike Joyce/Any Rourke (The Smiths) and Project70-Asian Blues (Arts Council England)— there is a reason why he is so highly prized amongst the music elite. For an artist synonymous with musical melding and the Asian Blues aesthetic, it is little wonder that he is such a good fit for ‘probably Britain’s most adventurous Orchestra’ (The Times). This night offers a radical orchestral interpretation of original compositions and the never before released album Lahore to Longsight that charts the journey of Aziz’s father from a divided India to Pakistan to Manchester UK and the path to self identity and acceptance, for a son torn between vastly different cultures. Special guests Farhad Humayun (vocals. Front man for Overload, Pakistan’s number one rock group) and Dalbir Singh Rattan (band mate and solo tabla maestro/Indian classical vocalist).
Aziz is a genre-defying musician. His compositions deftly meld western rock, rhythm and blues, with the delicate complexities of centuries old eastern melodies to create a soul stirring sound sought after by a diverse range of artists from the Stone Roses to Simply Red. Aziz’s is the creative force behind Project 70, a new Arts Council supported initiative boldly exploring the Asian Blues aesthetic echoing the influence of post-partition South Asia on modern music.
It is fitting that Aziz will lead ‘probably Britain’s most adventurous Orchestra’ (The Times) in creating immersive musical experience with a radical orchestral interpretation of his album Lahore to Longsight. The work is an intimate examination of a father’s journey from a newly divided India & Pakistan to Manchester, and the path to self identity and acceptance, for a son torn between vastly different cultures.