Nitin Sawhney: Racist abuse at school drove my creative impulses
The composer says he faced daily racism, including being banned from his school music room
The award-winning composer Nitin Sawhney believes the racist bullying he received at school in Rochester in Kent has driven his creative impulse.
As Lauren Laverne’s castaway on Sunday on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, Sawhney explains he was deliberately kept away from music at the Sir Joseph Williamson Mathematical School by a teacher. “I don’t want to go into it too much, but there was one particular teacher who banned me from the school music room for six years after he found I was playing a classical Indian raga on the piano in the practice room.”Continue reading...