Mishra ft. Deepa Shakthi

Mishra are an award-winning global folk collective, formed in 2018, who use their strong roots in UK folk to weave a tight web of intricate, Indian-influenced original music into joyous live performances. Mishra’s founding partnership of Kate Griffin on vocals, banjo, and dobro and Ford Collier (The Drystones) on low whistle, percussion, and guitar are joined by John Ball (Rafiki Jazz) on tabla and santoor, Alex Lyon on vocals and clarinet, and Joss Mann-Hazell on double bass, all of whom met in Sheffield where they discovered a shared curiosity for exploring the possibilities of Indian classical music. In 2022, Mishra met international fusion vocalist Deepa Shakthi (formerly Deepa Nair Rasiya), receiving a commission from zerOclassikal to compose new music. Out of a blossoming musical friendship, they began a collaborative project that takes the soul-stirring euphoria of Deepa’s sufi singing as a starting point, and weaves in the threads of Mishra’s UK folk and Indian classical influences to create a captivating cross-cultural sound. Their joyous performances are a journey of contrasts, from hand-clapping trance-like sufi songs to spacious stillness and reflection.
‘Bristling with vibrant energy. Enthralling and .. capable of transporting your mind to new and exciting places.’ Folk Radio