He studied Western classical music as a student at Oxford University. A highly gifted musician of this time, he collaborated on The Lord of The Rings’ Stage Musical original score with Finnish folk music group Varttina and Christopher Nightingale. In 2009, Time included him on its list of the world’s most influential people and in 2011 UK-based world-music magazine Songlines named him one of “Tomorrow’s World Music Icons”. Having been performed at places like the Apollo Theatre, West End, London, Broadway, he has been compared to Mozart himself.
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