OPENING EVENT
JAZZ CONCERT WITH HANIA LUTHUFI
AND THE VENUS JAZZ COLLECTIVE

June 26, 6 PM

The Venus Jazz Collective is an ever changing collective of musicians residing in Sri Lanka who pay homage to the great jazz composers and artists across the eras. Joining us to commemorate the beginning of summer solstice on the 26th of June is  Hania Luthufi on vocals, Denver Barnes on the double Bass, Revel Crake on Electric Guitar and Dr Sumudi Suraweera on drums.

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Hania Luthufi

Hania Luthufi is an educator, musician and vocalist who often works with drone music instruments. She began working with choral music and then moved on to explore jazz and reggae. Subsequently Luthufi began intensive studies in Indian classical music at Sangit Bhavan of Viswa Bharati, in Santiniketan, India. Luthufi currently resides in Sri Lanka and her recent work comprises abstract, cinematic music compositions exploring the large breadth of drone music. She now allows her fascination for linguistics and storytelling to guide her freely to her next immersion.