Nitin Sawhney

“It would be easier to jot down what this man can’t do than what he can.”
- The Guardian

“NITIN SAWHNEY is one of the most versatile and creative minds in the music industry” - Deutschlandfunk Kultur

Artist information

NITIN SAWHNEY, the world music icon who has received numerous awards (including Mercury and BBC Radio), has already worked with many of the biggest names in the music industry such as Sting, Paul McCartney, Ravi Shankar, Norah Jones, the London Symphony Orchestra and many more. In addition to a number of exclusive performances in recent years, he has produced music for major stages, films and television productions.

Now he announces his sensational return to the European live stages.

NITIN SAWHNEY has been touring the great stages of the world successfully for decades.
Still in autumn 2019 he celebrated a glittering, highly acclaimed 20th anniversary of his world success album & milestone "Beyond Skin" in the ROYAL ALBERT HALL.
Now he is coming on tour with his highly anticipated new album "Immigrants".

Whilst it may be almost too exhausting to contemplate, this list is by no means exhaustive. And to top it all, Sawhney manages to find time to keep his virtuoso mastery of the guitar, the tablas and a host of other instruments well oiled and gleaming.- BBC

NITIN has been captivating audiences for years at sold-out concerts in top venues such as the Royal Albert Hall London, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, the Roskilde Festival, Hamer Hall Melbourne, and the Centro Cultural De Belém Lisbon.
For his extraordinary achievements he has received the Ivor Novello Lifetime Award 2017, the Songlines World Pioneer Award 2019 and many other awards, as well as six honorary doctorates.

"Judging by the volume of whoops that filled the auditorium at the Royal Albert Hall last night it’s surprising the roof didn’t blow off. A joyful celebration of the incredible achievements the composer and musician has made over the last two decades."Asianculturevulture

It is sensational to be able to bring this exceptional artist to German stages!

Simply classifying the British-Indian multi-instrumentalist under world music would not be enough for one of the "most versatile and creative minds in the music industry" (Deutschlandfunk Kultur). There is no music genre that he has not already incorporated into his masterful compositions.
SAWHNEY's music is complex, detailed and sometimes experimental. The common thread of his mixture of Indian elements, flamenco, hip hop, drum n bass, jazz, classical, rock and electronic music lies in the free spirit, the spirit of adventure and intellectual curiosity. His songs are very progressive and very diverse.

"it's another reminder of just how gifted Sawhney is"  - The Indipendent

Born and raised in the National Front stronghold in Rochester, Kent, UK, SAWHNEY has always waged his own war against racism and bigotry by always speaking out loudly about his pride in his South Asian heritage.
After first musical projects like orchestras, punk rock and funk bands and jazz quartets, the multi-talent then belonged to the avant-garde of the then emerging "Asian Underground" in the mid 90s, together with greats like TALVIN SINGH.
SAWHNEY's ability to cross and break through cultural boundaries brought him great recognition in both classical and pop culture circles.

Beyond Skin Revisited is not only an unmitigated success, but also a reminder of the power of music." - Stack Magazine


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