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Thu, 18 May


Pocklington Arts Centre


Indian influenced jazz meets art rock, with special guest Tabla Player Zuheb Ahmed Khan.

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Time & Location

18 May 2023, 19:30 – 19 May 2023, 19:30

Pocklington Arts Centre, 22-24 Market Pl, Pocklington, York YO42 2AR, UK

About the event

Influenced by the momentum of the rhythms of India, immersive timbres of electronic music, and energy of rock’n’roll, Leeds-based quintet Yaatri’s blend of complex composition and ethereal soundscapes captivates the heart as well as the mind.  Raised in ten countries around the world by Indian / American parents, Yaatri was born of a desire to explore guitarist Liam Narain DeTar’s cultural identity with an emphasis on his South Asian heritage. Combining the multicultural sounds of DeTar’s upbringing with psychedelic soundscapes, intricate arrangements and musicianship beyond their years, Yaatri’s music has been described by fans as emotionally transportive and capable of taking listeners to a higher spiritual place. Driven by lyrical melodies and propulsive grooves, the five piece is compelled by the desire to push the boundaries of modern songwriting. Plus special guest, Zuheb Ahmed Khan, who is an international phenomenon of Indian Classical tabla, will be joining Yaatri. Khan met Liam Narain DeTar of Yaatri in the summer of 2018 in New Delhi, when DeTar reached out to him for lessons in Indian Classical rhythm and tabla. The two quickly became good friends, spending hours together every week playing music together, attending concerts, writing, and learning from each other. With a mutual curiosity for how Indian Classical concepts could be applied to other styles of music, Khan’s innate understanding of rhythm served as the initial creative spark from which Yaatri was born.  After five years of writing and recording together online with 7000 kilometers between them, Yaatri and Zuheb Ahmed Khan will come together in May 2023 for 12 exclusive performances around the UK.

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