Two Rivers: Ravi Freeman and Adrian Freedman

Two Rivers: Ravi Freeman and Adrian Freedman

Wednesday 1 December 2021
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Ashburton Arts Centre


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“The Two Rivers project is an acoustic duo with Ravi Freeman, who plays the West African kora and open-tuned steel string guitar. Ravi also plays the Bulgarian kaval flute and is an accomplished throat singer.

In the Two Rivers duo Adrian plays shakuhachi as well as Celtic low whistle, oktav-guitar and Japanese koto (horizontal zither). Both musicians also play a variety of percussion.

The kora has an ethereal, other-worldly sound, full of subtle overtones and polyrhythms, in many ways the perfect complement to the simple sustained tones of the shakuhachi.

Ravi and Adrian share a musical vision of exquisitely crafted sound, giving space for the subtle characteristics of silence within the music.

Ravi was one of the first Western kora players to take the kora into new musical areas such as jazz and fusion. He has released more than 20 albums including work with Nigel Kennedy, Babba Maal, Dr John, Deva Premal and many others.”


Pandemic policies. This information will be updated as things change.

Update: April 2022

  • Face masks: In the Main Hall, on the ground floor, these are recommended at all times, but are optional. Anyone who sits upstairs in the balcony MUST wear a face mask – with NO exceptions (not even those who are exempt). This is to allow people who are clinically vulnerable to have a place to sit where seats are naturally separated, so: (a) to provide a place for people who want to be as distanced as possible from others, and with anyone nearby wearing a mask; (b) as virus particles when airborne are generally heavier than air, this helps to mitigate the risk of transmission from people sitting in the balcony to audience members below.
  • The windows and doors of the venue will be open, allowing fresh air to be constantly moving through. Although we have heating, this might mean that the ambient temperature is a little cooler than some might like, and audience members should dress accordingly.
  • Please, if you can, take a Lateral Flow test before coming to the Arts Centre, and if this is positive, don’t come. These tests aim to pick up anyone who is infectious at the moment of testing, so please take the test as late as possible on the same day before coming to the Arts Centre. If you test positive, a refund or transfer of your ticket to another event can be arranged, if you let us know before the start of the event, by emailing