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Musicians welcome community to ‘Settle’ down and relax

There’ll be a chance to sit back and relax in Settle this Spring as South Asian arts organisation, Manasamitra, brings a truly soothing performance to the town’s Victoria Hall.

The Yorkshire-based company will take centre stage on May 5th, as part of a collaborative UK tour, to perform Lullaby – Sonic Cradle, a contemporary musical exploration of night time sounds interspersed with lullabies from India.

Inspired by the lullabies that mothers working in the fields in India sing to their babies, the performance will create a restful, tranquil and immersive musical experience, destined to distract even the busiest of minds from the day to day stresses of life.

Brainchild of the organisation, and leading Carnatic singer, Supriya Nagarajan, has been delivering a range of South Asian arts and cultural experiences since 2016 as part of an inspiring and international series of musical events.

Her aim is to educate even the most rural communities about the soothing benefits of Indian music.

Together with composer Duncan Chapman and multi-instrumentalist James Cave, Supriya will create a unique experience for attendees of the Victoria Hall performance.

Supriya said: “The lullaby project was inspired by a visit to India where I met mothers working in the fields and singing soothing lullabies to their children. I wanted to explore the various facets of lullabies through music, digital installation and spoken word.”

She added: “Before we deliver any performance, we carry out extensive audience development work and engage with our host partners to better understand the cultural landscapes behind each community we visit.

“This has enabled us to deliver performances that are largely bespoke to each audience, and which place emphasis on the experiences of attendees.

 “We’re so pleased to have secured grants from Arts Council England which has enabled us to deliver the Lullaby – Sonic Cradle project in partnership with many venues across the country.”

Manasamitra will also perform Lullaby – Sonic Cradle at NCEM, York on 21st May 2019.

To book tickets for the Settle performance please go to

How to book — are several ways of booking for programme events. You can call in at the Hall, or phone us directly on 01729 825718, follow the links on our ‘shows and events’ page, or go straight to Ticket Source here and book your tickets online. The box office is open 10-2 Monday-Friday- at other times, you can leave a phone message and we will get back to you.

About Manasamitra

Manasamitra is a Yorkshire-basedarts organisation that delivers a range of South Asian arts and cultural experiences and develops traditional styles to embrace different cultural influences.

The company’s work is stimulated by ideas, forms and aesthetics from India located within a contemporary British context.

Projects are often delivered in unusual settings; from Minsters to country parks, and with the occasional festival and theatre thrown in.

Manasamitra collaborates, using diverse disciplines, talents and cultures to create new sounds.

For more than 10 years, Manasamitra has presented original touring productions, one-off commissioned performances and challenging community projects, such as the recent Festival of Conversations.


Manasamitrawww.manasamitra.comLullaby – The Singing Bowl Lullaby – The Singing Bowl is a contemporary exploration of night-time sounds from around the world interspersed with lullabies from India.

Twitter: @manasamitrauk


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