Have you ever wondered what it must feel like to have started the Asian underground revolution? To have made 15 Bhangra albums, received gold discs and had your name in the Guinness book of records? Do you want to know how you make music for Bollywood films? Or how it feels to be the daughter of a Bhangra Superstar? Then join Rifco Arts for ‘A Lassi with Channi Singh.’
Channi Singh, The Godfather of Bhangra, founder and leader of bhangra pioneers Alaap is coming to Slough for this free event to talk about his hugely successful career. Joining Channi on stage will be his daughter, the ‘Princess of Punjabi Pop’ Mona Singh. With three albums of her own, Mona is a rising star in the British Asian music scene and is proving that women can make waves in the world of Bhangra. Channi and Mona are kindly supporting Rifco Arts’ search for new Bhangra talent and wants to share their experiences of life in the Bhangra spotlight.
Rifco Arts have started a campaign to unearth the hidden talent that exists in Britain today with auditions in Slough. We want to find the temple singers, bhangra stars and Bollywood lovers who have always dreamed of a chance to perform for larger audiences than their friends and families. If you are 35+ with a strong singing voice; can sing Bhangra and Bollywood music to a high standard; if you love performing and want to be involved with a highly acclaimed British Asian theatre company then go to www.rifcoarts.com for more information and to complete an application form.
We will be holding open auditions at the end of May in Slough and our successful stars of tomorrow will work alongside professional musicians and actors, rehearsing with a team including Harvey Virdi (Bride and Prejudice; Thunderbirds; Bend It Like Beckham) and Sumeet Chopra (Alaap, Shanker Mahadevan, The Dhol Foundation). Robert Hyman (There’s Something About Simmy, Theatre Royal Stratford East’s Cinderella, BBC)
- ‘A Lassi with Channi Singh’ will be held at West wing, Slough, Stoke Road, SL2 5AY at 7pm on Thursday 29th May 2008.
- Tickets are free but are available on a strictly first come first served basis.
- Tickets must be booked in advance to ensure a seat - Box office number: 01753 823710
- For more information on Bhangra auditions and to download an application form go to www.rifcoarts.com