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Factoring in the flute

Factoring in the flute
If you are a music lover and are willing to escape to the world of peace and tranquility, through some soothing music, then Raasrang World Flute Festival 2012 — which will be held at the soulful premises of Lotus Temple — is the place where you should be.
The Raasrang Flute Festival 2012 is an initiative taken by Krishna Prerna Foundation in association with Ministry of Culture to help popularise the flute. The third chapter of the festival will commence from 9 August and will last for three days, giving you the opportunity to cherish the wonderful music created by the instrument of divine seduction.
Flute has always been an instrument which has been repeatedly associated with love, peace, harmony and passion. Especially in Hindu mythology, flute gathers special significance as it is the very instrument that lord Krishna played to charm his paramour Radha, who would escape into a world of trance and romantic passion on hearing Krishna’s flute recitals.
Playing at the festival will be Karthik Vashist, who is the first prodigy to be sponsored by the festival to obtain tutelage under Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia; Rajat Prasanna, born in the family of traditional legendary musicians of Benaras Gharana; Naveen Kumar who has delivered numerous hits with AR Rehman and Grammy nominee Nawang Khechog.
The list of participants also includes other musicians like Burcu Karadag, Nathalie Ramirez Tovar, Shemyakina Asya, Pravin Godkhindi, Tagaram Bheel, Kusumakar Pande, Pintu Khan and Steev Kindwald.
‘Love Water Peace’ is the main theme of the festival which would be depicted by means of special artworks, created and designed by artists all over the world. They also symbolise peace, harmony and brotherhood. A special segment has been dedicated to ‘peace’, the main element of the theme.
Apart from celebrating the culture and heritage of different nations, the third chapter of the festival will also bring into focus tribal and folk musicians who are somewhat losing ground due to rapid advancement of technology in the field of music and art.
A special ensemble, assembled by Dipak Sharma, will showcase the great heritage of Northeastern ‘Wind Instruments’.


At: Lotus Temple, Kalkaji
When: 9-11 August
Timings: 10.30 am to 6.30 pm
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