Deepa Nair Rasiya

Deepa Nair Rasiya is a London-based singer songwriter. Her South Indian heritage combined with her training in both Western music and north Indian classical music have come together to shape her into a unique musician straddling a range of musical genres. She has worked as a concert performer and session musician in the UK since 1991 and has collaborated with the late George Harrison of the Beatles and the late Pandit Ravishankar on their spiritual album Chants of India. Her vocals have also been featured in British film background scores, including Bhaji on the Beach, Bride and Prejudice and Mistress of Spices. In 2006, Rasiya released her debut solo album Into the Light. Her other albums are Saranai and Destination, which won the 2016 Jury Award at the Artist Aloud Independent Music Awards in India. Rasiya was the first British Asian musician to take home the prize.

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A two-day taster of ‘the greatest literary show on Earth’
09 & 10 June
A packed programme of talks and performances animate four venues at the Library, celebrating South Asia’s literary heritage, oral and performing arts, books and ideas. Speakers confirmed so far include William Dalrymple, Meghnad Desai, Paulo Lemos Horta, Suki Kim, Ashis Ray, Suhel Seth, Preti Taneja and Shashi Tharoor.
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