Carnatic Beatbox concert (Shlomo – Jyotsna) at Southbank Centre

carnatic beatbox concert

Dhruv Arts kickstarts the new year with Carnatic Beatbox, a collaboration between Jyotsna Srikanth, a leading Carnatic violinist and Shlomo, the beat boxing star in a special concert featuring Indian and Western percussion, piano, jazz trumpet and bass.

The artists will present solos in the first half of the concert and the second half will feature the collaboration, Carnatic Beatbox. You can buy the tickets here.

Jyotsna Srikanth is the most sought after South Indian violinist in Europe and composer known for her versatility and ability to collaborate with different genres seamlessly and with ease. Ms. Srikanth is featured in many major global music events and venues. Her violin playing has a nice blend of musical expression and emotion with good technique, a result of three ‘decades of experimentation’ as per a critic. Having played violin for nearly 200 ​Indian films, she is currently working on an Indian Violin concerto. Jyotsna is the Artistic Director of London International Arts Festival. Visit for more details

Shlomo is one of the world’s leading beatboxers who has worked for years to push the boundaries of beatboxing as an art form. In August 2004, Shlomo was invited by Icelandic singer Björk to beatbox on her all-vocal album Medulla. The track, ‘Oceania’, was commissioned to be performed at the Olympics Opening Ceremony in Athens. An estimated audience of 4.5 billion viewers saw this performance, making Shlomo the most heard beatboxer in history. As well as performing, recording and working on larger commissions, Shlomo heads up several outreach projects, using beatboxing as a tool to encourage young people to get into music. Shlomo is a Southbank Centre Artist in Residence. Visit for more details


Jyotsna Srikanth – carnatic violin
Shlomo – beatbox
Shanti Paul Jayasimha – trumpet
Shadrach Solomon – piano/keyboards
Manjunath NS – drums/ethnic percussion
RN Prakash – mridangam
Viktor Obsust – upright bass

Dhruv Arts is a South-Indian arts organisation based in East London, with a mission to communicate arts effectively to the community through world class performances and workshops. South Indian Carnatic music is their specialty, with Carnatic Jazz, orchestral and other contemporary forms around it. Dhruv Arts is the producer of the annual London International Arts Festival