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When the Holy Cow is stolen, it sets in motion a cosmic chain of unexpected events. 

The River Goddess leaps from the skies, and only Shiva’s hair can catch her wild torrents! But still she roars, surging from mountains to sea, leaving no stone – or ego – unturned as she washes illusion from the truth.

Emily and Sheema conjure fast-flowing worlds of cosmic creatures, celestial curses, wise women and gods behaving badly in these Indian stories of liberation, love, life, truth and illusion. This is performance storytelling & live music at its most vibrant and engaging, bursting with Indian dance, humour, ritual and playful energy. 

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65mins or 2 x 45mins with interval

Digital version available for online events.

Suitable for ages 14+


Emily and Sheema have been fusing live storytelling and music for 5 years, specialising in Indian mythology with music that draws on both Indian classical and contemporary traditions. 

With a style that is highly accessible and deeply engaging, they have toured a wide range of venues including British Museum, Soho Theatre, York Theatre Royal, Rich Mix, Northern Stage, Ancient Technology Centre, festivals such as Beyond the Border and storytelling clubs across the country.


 Sheema Mukherjee is an internationally  renowned sitar player and composer best known  for her work with Transglobal Underground and The Imagined Village. Her work was featured during the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Sheema absorbed North Indian classical music and the western tradition side-by-side, studying sitar and Indian classical music under the tutelage of her uncle,  the Late Pandit Nikhil Banerjee and then with the Late Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. Brought up between Britain and India, she has a rich background to draw on in her own compositions and collaborations. www.mukherjee.co.uk


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