From the Ganga to the Tay
Concert Reading of Poetry with Music, From the Ganga to the Tay, an epic poem by Bashabi Fraser, is an imagined conversation between two rivers, the Ganges of India and the Tay of Scotland. In Edinburgh on August 9, 2011, we performed the poem at the Gorky Parrish Church. The hypnotic charm of the rivers was brought alive by actor and poet Chrys Salt on the Ganga and storyteller and writer Donald Smith on the Tay, with Michael Braudy on the violin weaving ragas and Scottish tunes together. Videos by Kenny Munro, co-author of the book, were projected above us on a screen. It was a magical evening for performers and audience, and we had a warm reception. We would like to share the evening with you in this recording.
Michael Braudy, violin
Chrys Salt and Donald Smith, readers