Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Großer Saal

CANCELLED: Sarathy Korwar & Upaj Collective

This concert has already taken place! € 57.00 | 52.00 | 36.00 | 17.00 | 10.00
This concert has already taken place! € 57.00 | 52.00 | 36.00 | 17.00 | 10.00

As a result of the new Germany-wide coronavirus restrictions that have been issued, all concerts in the Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle have been cancelled from 2–30 November. This event has had to be cancelled. If you bought your tickets in the Elbphilharmonie's online shop, you will be refunded the purchase price via the payment method used for the original booking – you don't need to do anything. You'll find further details on refunds on the following page: Information on refunds for tickets to cancelled events

The combination of authentic Indian classical music and modern jazz can sound thoroughly organic, as is demonstrated by tabla drummer Sarathy Korwar and his Upaj Collective, which unites musicians from both genres. In this crossover band, the traditional sounds of the tanpura meet up with  saxophone improvisations, and funk beats encounter the humming overtones of the sitar: Indo-jazz fusion at its best! The group appears in the Elbphilharmonie at the invitation of Anoushka Shankar as part of her »Reflektor« weekend.
Born in the USA, he grew up in India and reached musical maturity in England: this turbulent biography forms the basis for the superb sound collages of tabla player and percussionist Sarathy Korwar. The 29-year-old uses India's percussion heritage as a grounding for his incredibly creative music, which combines biting political rap and traditional Indian sounds, jazz improvisation, hip-hop grooves and street music from modern mega-cities like Mumbai. A fascinating kaleidoscope of globalisation, migration and culture clash that finds perfect expression in the multinational Upaj Collective – and the optimum setting in Anoushka Shankar's »Reflektor« festival.


Sarathy Korwar tabla, drums

Upaj Collective

Yad Selvakumar flute

Chris Williams alto saxophone

Jasdeep Degun sitar

Giuliano Modarelli guitar

Al MacSween piano

Pirashanna Thevarajah mridangam


My East is Your West


Around the World


Postponed: Reflektor Anoushka Shankar

Promoter: HamburgMusik

Gefördert durch die Stiftung Elbphilharmonie