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523, CH/036/0153
Community History Collection

Speaker: Mattani, Chandu, 1934 - 0, Interviewee, Male,
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male

Summary of interview item: Briefly outlines reasons for leaving Zambia for Leicester in 1977. Describes classical music background in India, Zambia. Outlines musical activity in Leicester when arrived, background to forming Shruti Arts, event at Soar Valley College. Describes types of South Asian music, musical instruments, own interest in performing Gujurati light music, need to travel outside Leicester for high quality musicians, differences between classical and pop music. Mention of Leicester being a place artists visit, presenting on local radio.
Place of birth: India
Marital Status: , Children:
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s
Language: English

Recording Date: 16/1/1996
Playing time: 30 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: CHCL
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
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