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As well as being a multi-instrumentalist, music producer, songwriter and one of the longest established Western players of the kora, Ravi also leads Voice Activation Events. These events are the result of a lifetime exploring the edge, through world music, tribal cultures and a journey that has taken him from India to the Amazon. There have also been over 20 albums, international performances and workshops, the invention of the electric/stereo kora and collaborations with a diverse array of artists such as Nigel Kennedy, Jon Lord, Phil Manzanera, Baaba Maal, Dr John, Ronu Majumdar and Marlui Miranda.
The most recent albums are “Songs for the Golden Age” and “Two Rivers” with master flautist Adrian Freedman. As a Voice Workshop facilitator, Ravi leads events such as “Kirtan & Cacao” , “Overtone Singing and Voice Workshops” and Voice Retreats in UK and abroad. More recently Ravi has also started giving talks, such as “The Power of Sound and the Way of The Voice”, a participatory audio-visual talk that he gave at The Glastonbury Symposium in July 2022.
“Ravi is a sound wizard who has an amazing ability to create a blissful experience, his music has got history and stories, and he can bring a group alive by creating a lively atmosphere and inviting all to sing through call and response. Time flies when immersed in the sounds and singing and this presence awakens one from the inside out. I highly recommend this experience to everyone”
Amor Armitage (Yoga Teacher)
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You can now view various episodes of The Songwriter Series, which was made with support from ACE (Arts Council England). It was a fascinating adventure, interviewing various singers and musicians, including leading lights of the folk world, Mairi Campbell and Sam Lee, master of the Japanese Shakuhachi and songwriter, Adrian Freedman, kora player Malick Kouyate, one of the leading Ugandan groups, The Ganda Boys, and also Luzmira Zerpa, who sings traditional songs from rural Venezuela with the four stringed cuatro.
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Watch more Ravi videos on his new YouTube channel.
NEW INTERVIEW with RAVI FREEMAN on WILD HART RADIO
This was an opportunity to speak about the Voice Activation work on a local station for the Forest Row community in East Sussex:
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