The Baluji Music Foundation is a blind-led, inclusive arts organisation encouraging participation in music by people from different cultural perspectives. We especially welcome blind and disabled people.
The Baluji Music Foundation is pleased to launch its 2023 Blind to the Facts survey to expose the challenges faced by blind and visually impaired people across the London and UK music industry. Funded by the Vision Foundation and conducted by Dr Claire Castle in collaboration with Dr David Baker of the University of London Institute of Education, the survey will reveal what is needed to drive greater inclusion. Complete the survey here
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Our showcase project is the Inner Vision Orchestra of talented, professional blind musicians who performs nationally and internationally. It is the only professional orchestra of blind musicians in the world. We are proud to bring people together from different communities to make music that crosses cultural divides. We celebrate the power of music to transform lives!
The Baluji Music Foundation was established in 2008 by Baluji Shrivastav OBE, Indian multi-instrumentalist and composer and his wife, musician and writer Linda Shanson. The Inner Vision Orchestra was founded in 2012, to give professional opportunities and employment to blind and partially sighted musicians and raise awareness of the issues facing them in establishing their careers. Members of the Inner Vision Orchestra performed in front of a global audience of millions at the London 2012 closing ceremony of the Paralympics. In 2016 Baluji was awarded the OBE for his services to music and as founder of the Inner Vision Orchestra.