16 March 2016
Simon Thacker is a virtuoso guitarist and composer who is acclaimed for his genre-defying music. As the leader of Simon Thacker’s Svari Kanti, he has worked with some of the world’s leading Western and Indian classical musicians to redefine cross-cultural collaboration. In this episode of ICWID!, Simon talks about how listening to records as a child growing up in Scotland opened his ears to the music of other cultures. He also speaks about the human spirit that transcends time and place, and how he met a master of the 800-year Bengali Baul tradition on Facebook.