ShivaNova offers fusion of styles
THE Equator Music festival moves up a gear this weekend for its show-stopping penultimate performance. Over the past few months, the festival has brought music from places as far flung as China, Argentina and Morocco to Ashford, and this Saturday, the ShivaNova group fuses together many of these disparate musical cultures. ShivaNova was formed in 1988 by Tenterden musician Priti Paintal, who is one of the organisers of the Equator Festival. The group’s experimental blend of different European, Indian and African popular, jazz and classical styles has won admirers throughout the world. The concert takes place at Brake Hall at Ashford School on Saturday night. ShivaNova take to the stage at 7.30pm, and there will be Bollywood-style dancing with a DJ from 6.45pm.
Tickets cost £6. To book, contact the Ashford Tourist Information Centre, 18 The Churchyard, Ashford, on 01233 629165.
A Shiva Nova ensemble, which helps out with music workshops while touring locally and nationally