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Shammi Pithia

Having charted no.1 in the iTunes World Music chart with his second album COSMIC, Shammi Pithia is building a solid name for himself as a creative composer and producer and has been performing around the world for the past 5 years. 

 

Making music that is emotionally expressive and layered with narrative, Shammi has attracted the attention of some of the leading artists in his field and has also become a sought after collaborator.

 

Having previously been commissioned by the Spanish National Dance Company, Shammi recently collaborated with dancer Vidya Patel to create a piece that he and Vidya then went onto perform at the live final of BBC Young Dancer Of The Year 2015 (BBC2) which reached an audience of over a million in the UK alone. 

 

He most recently collaborated with the Sujata Banerjee Dance Company to create a Kathak piece based on the theme of global warming and recycling. After an intensive week of writing and rehearsing they went on to perform in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata in honor of Pt Birju Maharaj.

 

Shammi has performed across the UK and Europe and has also performed in the U.S.A and India. One of his biggest performances was last year along with Sonna Rele and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra where they performed his work at the ‘UK Welcomes Modi’ event held at Wembley Stadium to a 60,000 strong audience and broadcast to 100 million viewers. 

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Nikki Slade

Nikki Slade is a leading pioneer in the field of chanting, core voice and sound work in the UK for over 30 yrs. Nikki has inspired thousands of individuals to chant and has led chanting and voice workshops in a wide variety of settings. She has been resident Kirtan leader at triyoga London for 20 years and has also taken her cutting-edge approach to working with the voice into Wandsworth men’s prison. She was the resident voice and sound facilitator at the Priory hospital in North London for 20 years where she has, through her work, supported the recovery of people on the addiction treatment programme.

 

For the past 7 years she has been facilitating chanting and voice workshops at the half- way recovery house Start 2 Stop in central London. Nikki has worked extensively, privately with sound and voice work for leaders in their fields including Business leaders, Therapists, Yoga teachers, School teachers, writers and Performing artists.

 

Nikki has released 4 successful mantra and chanting recordings including: Nectarine, Monsoon, Soundscape and the double album Epiphany. She is also author of her popular book ‘The Healing Power of Chanting’. In recent years she has pioneered Kirtan in the mainstream areas of Glastonbury Festival and Latitude Festival. She has travelled the world with her work to places including California, Singapore, NYC, Europe, Mexico City, Brussels and Melbourne. On 11.11.11 at Mind, Body, Spirit show she led a chant for the opening ceremony for over 2000 people and once again at the 12.12.12 Oneness ceremony at the London Hilton.

 

Nikki is the founder of the first in the UK 200hr Learn To Lead Kirtan Foundation Training, accredited by The Yoga Alliance Professionals in 2016. She completed leading the 5th training, after a 2 year gap, in November 2022.

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