Rex Van der Spuy

Rex van der Spuy has been playing sitar since 1989, and has studied John Campana, Irshad Khan and Sahana Banerjee. He performs a style Indian Classical music which is deeply rooted in tradition while featuring a contemporary and personal approach. Rex has performed and given lecture demonstrations in Canada, Brazil, South Africa, and India and makes occasional radio appearances. Featured performances include: Toronto Indian Consulate General’s Independence Day celebrations (1996), Prime Minister of Western Cape Province’s Tourism Initiative Launch (2006), Cape Farm House Summer Concert Series (2007), Kirstenbosch Winter Concert Series (2007), Residency at Obz Theater, Cape Town (with Zaria and Firefly, 2007), Residency at Café Taste (Toronto, 2008) and other collaborative performances with South African bands Hot Water and Imaginarium. He produced the 2007 CD Valley of Dreams, a CD of original compositions, and his sitar playing has been featured on Firefly’s CD Someday (2007) and Zaria’s In The Garden (2008). Rex currently divides his time between Toronto, Cape Town and India.

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