“Indian Music with an English Accent” — Sitar and Jonathan Mayer

Strings Across the Seas

20-05-2022 • 27 mins

In our second episode, we explore London-born Jonathan Mayer’s relationship with Indian classical music, and how he gradually fell in love with the sitar owing to his Indian roots. His journey captures the harmony of Western and the melodies of Indian classical music, and how he traded the violin for this Indian instrument, enriching the way he sees and feels music.

Here’s Jonathan, one of the UK’s most prominent sitar players, who has not only composed orchestral symphonies and performed Indo-Jazz music, but has also worked on actor Riz Ahmed's hip-hop project.