ABOUT SHEEMA MUKHERJEE

Sheema Mukherjee is an internationally renowned sitar player and composer, best known for her solo work and work with Transglobal Underground and The Imagined Village (with Martin and Elisa Carthy, Chris Wood and Jackie Oates). Her 12 minute track, 'Bending The Dark', also the name of the last Imagined Village album, was commissioned and performed for the 2012 UK Cultural Olympiad.

Sheema Mukherjee studied North Indian classical music and the western tradition side-by-side, learning the sitar and Indian classical music under the tutelage of her uncle, the Late Pandit Nikhil Banerjee and then with the Late Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. Born in England with Indian parentage, she has a rich background to draw on in her own compositions and collaborations.

She has collaborated with great artist and composers e.g. Sir John Tavener. with whom she advised and was one of the soloist on his last ever written piece, Floods of Beauty, based on sanskrit scriptures and performed in 2015 at the Festival Hall.

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