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2006 Media Releases - Events - KRONOS QUARTET AND ASHA BHOSLE - INDIA CALLING

Issued Thursday, 9 November 2006

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE PRESENTS
KRONOS QUARTET AND ASHA BHOSLE - INDIA CALLING

A marriage made in heaven…

This extraordinary collaboration between the ubiquitous San Francisco based string quartet, Kronos Quartet and the Queen of Bollywood film, Asha Bhosle, performs for one night only in the Concert Hall on Friday 9th March 2007.

Sumptuous and exuberant, the combination of the Kronos Quartet and Asha Bhosle will be a revelation for fans of the sounds of Bollywood and lovers of the intricacies of contemporary Western music.

Known popularly as the ‘Barbra Streisand of India’, Asha Bhosle is widely considered to be the world’s most recorded artist. Asha’s late husband, composer R.D. Burman, revolutionised the sound of the movies produced at Mumbai’s fables studios, known as Bollywood.

Asha Bhosle’s name is synonymous with two things: Bollywood and success. A superstar of Indian film, Bhosle is the most celebrated ‘playback’ singer in India. Her effect in terms of global cultural impact and influence can not be underestimated, and her Olympian place as the most recorded artist in history, with more than 20,000 documented songs in over a dozen languages, is undisputed.

Likewise, The Kronos Quartet are at the top of their game. Founded in 1973 by violinist David Harrington, they are one of the world’s most eclectic string quartets. Kronos have demolished traditional barriers, winning simultaneous respect from Rolling Stone for their attitude and Gramophone for their musicianship. Kronos have just completed an album of Bollywood film music, You've Stolen My Heart, featuring the vocals of Asha Bhosle.

Season Details: The Kronos Quartet with Asha Bhosle
Venue: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Dates: Friday 9 March 2007
Times: 8pm
Tickets: $50 - $150

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